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LCF Partners With Two Local Companies For Fundraisers

Nickels For Non-Profits

April 10 – July 2
When you bring in your reusable grocery bags to Whole Foods in Lafayette, you have the option of donating the five-cent bag credit to LCF.  Please consider us when shopping at Whole Foods and don’t forget your reusable shopping bags!

 

Patxi’s Pizza Fundraiser

April 11

As part of its 52 Weeks of Giving campaign, Patxi’s Pizza is generously donating 10% of its profits on Tuesday, April 11 to LCF. Take a night off from cooking and support our Foundation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants

Grant recipients include:

  • American Association of University Women – Sister to Sister
  • Artz 4 Kids
  • Assistance League of Diablo Valley
  • Belasco Theatre Company
  • Burton Valley Elementary PTA
  • California Shakespeare Theater
  • California Symphony Orchestra
  • City of Lafayette – Parks & Creeks Restoration
  • City of Lafayette – Senior Needs Assessment Tast Force
  • Contact Care Helpline
  • Contra Costa Crisis Center
  • Contra Costa Youth Council
  • Deer Hill Ranch
  • Diablo Ballet
  • Earth Team
  • Episcopal Senior Communities
  • Friends of Lafayette Creeks
  • Generation Green
  • Happy Valley Parents Club
  • Interfaith Council – Winter Nights Program
  • Intersection Lafayette
  • Lafayette All-American Football Association
  • Lafayette Community Center Foundation
  • Lafayette Gallery/Lamorinda Arts Alliance
  • Lafayette Historical Society
  • Lafayette Library & Learning Center
  • Lafayette Library & Learning Center – Homework Room
  • Lafayette Rotary – Stage
  • Lafayette Senior Transportation Program
  • Lafayette Spirit Van
  • Lafayette United Methodist Church
  • Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
  • Lamorinda Adult Respite Center
  • Lamorinda Petanque Club
  • LPIE/LASF
  • Muir Heritage Land Trust
  • Peter Pan Foundation
  • Senior Helpline Services
  • Springhill Parent Faculty Club – Track
  • Stanley Middle School PTA
  • Summersong
  • Sustainable Lafayette
  • Sustainable Lafayette  – Go Lafayette
  • The Dramateurs, Inc.
  • Trust in Education
  • Twin Canyons Girl Scout Camp Site
  • WomenSing
  • YMCA at the UC Berkeley

Volunteer

LCF always needs volunteers.  The gift of your time is invaluable and we are always looking for volunteers to help with our community based events and long-term projects.  Working with the Lafayette Community Foundation is very rewarding!

GARAGE TOUR

LCF Garage Tour

Tired of that boring, cluttered old garage? Your Lafayette Community Foundation Garage Tour ticket opens doors, “garage doors”, allowing you to check out how some Lamorinda neighbors have created their dream garages. At check-in, enjoy classic cars, live music, and purchase a bite to eat before heading out on the Tour. Proceeds benefit LCF programs

When

Sunday October 15, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM PDT
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Where

Registration/Kickoff @ Blodgett’s Flooring 12:00pm
3291 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549


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Contact

Garage Tour
Lafayette Community Foundation
925-284-8214
info@lafayettecf.org

Grant Application

Grant Deadline for 2017 is March 31 – There will be one grant cycle in 2017

Since 2000, LCF has given over $370,000 in grants to a variety of local organizations, in addition to funds raised for the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

To submit your LCF Grant Request using our online application, please click here

Start Online LCF Grant Application

The Lafayette Community Foundation is pleased to support the following entities during the Spring 2015 Grant Cycle:

Spring 2015- Grant Summary How We Help

California Shakespeare Theater- $2000

Focus- Art & Culture

Cal Shakes seeks to continue offering open captioned performances for each of the four productions of our 2015 season and beyond. A $5000 grant would cover the direct cost of hiring Turner Reporting Service to provide open captioning for the first Wednesday performance of each show, offering deaf and hearing-impaired theater-goers a scheduled series for attending open captioned performances.

Contare Con Vivo- $1000

Focus- Art & Culture

Contare seeks funding to offset 7 choral concerts in the Lamorinda area ( 4 in Lafayette). Discounted Senior and student tickets are offered. Statistics included in application show a strong Lafayette/Lamorinda fan and support base

Early Alert Canines- $1200

Focus- Youth

Early Alert seeks funds for a community outreach “Town Hall Meeting” that will provide vital program information to the Lafayette and surrounding area’s Type 1 Diabetics and parents of Type 1 children community. In addition, these gatherings enlist new volunteer foster and transitional foster homes for diabetic alert dogs in training.

Girl Scouts- Twin Canyon- $500

Focus- Youth

GS/Twin Canyon is seeking funding for improvements at their Lafayette campsite to replace five outdated toilets. (supporting total project cost of $2,600)

Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation

Focus- Youth, Families, Community- $1000

LCF seeks general support for three community based events- Lafayette Children’s Book Festival, LLLC Makerfest, and Lafayette’s Dogtown Downtown

Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center-

Focus- Environment, Community-$2000

Lafayette Community Garden seeks funding to cover the cost of installing a handicapped parking space to meet county permit requirements.

Lamorinda Adult Respite Center (LARC)- $1000

Focus-Seniors

LARC seeks funding support for its music program, a vital part of the social Adult Day Program offered to Lamorinda seniors.

Lamorinda Spirit Van- $1000

Focus- Seniors

Lamorinda Spirit Van seeks support for the increased maintenance and fuel costs of a three-vehicle program begun in 2014 for senior residents of Lamorinda ( 46% of users last year were from Lafayette)

Lamorinda Village- $2000

Focus- Seniors

Lamorinda Village is seeking specific support for their start-up and beginning operation costs including computer software, mailing and advertising costs, background checks, launch event and volunteer support.

Las Trampas- $990

Focus- Adults with Disabilities

Las Trampas seeks support to replace appliances and cookware for its Chef’s Table and Baker’s Dozen program.

Town Hall Theatre- $1000

Focus – Arts & Culture

Town Hall seeks support for the cost of tearing down existing halogen fixtures, clean up wiring, and install five new LED floodlights.The end result: better lighting to work by, plus 65-70% reduction in electricity used.

SPRING TOTAL: $13,690

 FALL 2015 -GRANT SUMMARY

1) Generations in Jazz, Big Band of Rossmoor- Match of $1000

The Big Band of Rossmoor is seeking funds to support its general operations. For over 20 years, the Big Band of Rossmoor has performed for thousands of community members, working closely with schools so that young and old can perform together.

2) Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County-$1000

Interfaith looks for support for their Winter Nights shelter which provides a warm, safe place to sleep and three meals a day for homeless families. The request was specifically for two laptops and a portable printer to be made available for families for job search functions.

3) Lafayette Youth Arts Society- $500

The Lafayette Youth Arts Society is a team of 12-16 year old youth whose organization promotes writing and photography among school students in Lafayette. They run an annual writing and photography contest, as well as free writing workshops. They work under the guidance, and non-profit status, of the Sunrise Rotary Club.

4) Special Olympics Northern California, Inc.- $1000

Special Olympics seeks support for their Olympic games to be held at Acalanes High School for participants in their Schools Program in Contra Costa County. The program began in 2007 with 350 participants- last year 1,149 athletes competed.

5) WomenSing- $1000

WomenSing seeks support for their Youth Inspiring Youth- Commissioning Emerging Composers Project and Treble Voices Now Festival held in Lafayette and Berkeley. This is a culmination of a young female composer competition ( ages 18-30) with the opportunity to work with 90 year old Alice Parker, an American composer icon.

6) Youth Homes, Inc.- $2500

Youth Homes seeks support for it’s Summer Garden Program, a five day/8 week job skills development and workforce opportunity at their foster group homes in Lafayette and Pleasant Hill. Funds will be used to purchase uniforms, equipment, and supplies.

Fall Total ( with Match) $7000

 

Some of our historical recipients include:

  • American Association of University Women – Sister to Sister
  • Artz 4 Kids
  • Assistance League of Diablo Valley
  • Belasco Theatre Company
  • Burton Valley Elementary PTA
  • California Shakespeare Theater
  • California Symphony Orchestra
  • City of Lafayette – Parks & Creeks Restoration
  • City of Lafayette – Senior Needs Assessment Tast Force
  • Contact Care Helpline
  • Contra Costa Crisis Center
  • Contra Costa Youth Council
  • Deer Hill Ranch
  • Diablo Ballet
  • Earth Team
  • Episcopal Senior Communities
  • Friends of Lafayette Creeks
  • Generation Green
  • Happy Valley Parents Club
  • Interfaith Council – Winter Nights Program
  • Intersection Lafayette
  • Lafayette All-American Football Association
  • Lafayette Community Center Foundation
  • Lafayette Gallery/Lamorinda Arts Alliance
  • Lafayette Historical Society
  • Lafayette Library & Learning Center
  • Lafayette Library & Learning Center – Homework Room
  • Lafayette Rotary – Stage
  • Lafayette Senior Transportation Program
  • Lafayette Spirit Van
  • Lafayette United Methodist Church
  • Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
  • Lamorinda Adult Respite Center
  • Lamorinda Petanque Club
  • LPIE/LASF
  • Muir Heritage Land Trust
  • Peter Pan Foundation
  • Senior Helpline Services
  • Springhill Parent Faculty Club – Track
  • Stanley Middle School PTA
  • Summersong
  • Sustainable Lafayette
  • Sustainable Lafayette  – Go Lafayette
  • The Dramateurs, Inc.
  • Trust in Education
  • Twin Canyons Girl Scout Camp Site
  • WomenSing
  • YMCA at the UC Berkeley

About Us

Why We CareThe Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF) invests in programs and projects that promote and enhance the civic, cultural, educational and environmental health of Lafayette.

In 1998, a group of Lafayette citizens began work on an effort to build a new community library. They called themselves Lafayette Library Vision 2000. In addition to determining a need for a new library, the group realized that Lafayette would greatly benefit from a broad-based community organization that was committed to hometown philanthropy. Since September 1999, the LCF has supported programs and projects that make Lafayette a better place to live, for people of all ages.We are extremely proud of our most recent community projects: the acclaimed Lafayette Library and Learning Center and the permanent stage at the Lafayette Reservoir. These projects are the result of our premiere partnerships within the community. We partnered with the City of Lafayette, the Friends of the Lafayette Library and others to complete the library and we worked with the Lafayette Rotary Club to build the new stage. We are currently working with the Lafayette Senior Commission and other groups as part of a task force to identify a location for a Senior/Community Center in downtown Lafayette.

We participate in a number of fun events! Each year we support the Taste of Lafayette by sponsoring the restaurant raffle. This highly sought prize enables the winner to enjoy an entire year of dining in Lafayette’s finest restaurants. You’ll also find us at the Taste of Lafayette, where we share information about our organization and offer our Love Lafayette t-shirts. In November 2013, we’re started the Lafayette Garage Tour. We look forward to this year’s Garage Tour on October 16th, 2016. If you’re tired of your cluttered old garage, and want inspiration, this is the tour for you! We continue to provide bi-annual mini-grants to many local community partners – please learn more here.

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