Help us to help Lakewood by making a donation through the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation website:

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The Lakewood Community Foundation Fund is a “Donor Advised Fund” of Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Fund management and tax compliance for the Lakewood Community Foundation funds is the responsibility of Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Fund raising and grant making responsibility remain with the Lakewood Community Foundation Board of Directors.

  1. Lakewood Community Foundation Endowed Fund
    The Endowed Fund is the primary resource for annual grants.
    Click here for this fund.
  2. Rose Murphy Endowment Fund
    Rose Murphy’s charitable instinct to promote community goodwill was instilled by her parents, Luigi and Theresa Piazza, immigrants from Italy.  Rose exemplified dedication to community through years of service and support for the Interlaaken Garden Club and Lakewold Gardens. This fund will become an active LCFF grant provider for improving the public space of Lakewood upon reaching its principal threshold of $500,000.
    Click here to donate to this fund.
  3. Akiko Cherry Endowment Fund
    Akiko came to this country in 1955 from Japan, marrying a U.S. soldier. Just 3 years later her husband was killed in an automobile accident. She supported herself as a cleaning lady for many local families. She found great comfort in her life at Saint Francis Cabrini Church in Lakewood. Her simple and unpretentious life empowered her friends to establish a permanent fund dedicated to her memory. It has been an important resource to support City Park and Recreation projects for children, most recently to develop Springbrook Park.
    Click here to donate to this fund.


Gift Options

  1. Greater Tacoma Community Foundation logoDonate to an existing fund
    Click here to make a donation through the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation website.
  2. Make a planned gift  
    A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. Here are some of the ways to leave a bequest to the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF):
    • Include a bequest to LCFF in your will or revocable trust
    • Designate LCFF as a full, partial or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or pension)
    • Name LCFF as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy

      Bequest language should be as follows:
      “Lakewood Community Foundation Fund of Greater Tacoma Community Foundation”

For additional planned giving options, please contact us.