Our Grantmaking Priorities
2020 and 2021 grantmaking has focused on community needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis. The Foundation will be taking a phased approach for the remainder of the year to respond with additional grants to meet needs in the community as the crisis unfolds.
Grantmaking Focus Area
Grants are limited to projects and efforts that address the needs of Lakewood residents. The projects and efforts should primarily serve the following vulnerable populations: single-parent heads of household of minor children; children/youth; seniors; and refugees/immigrants.
Remaining grant funds for 2021 will be dedicated to meeting community needs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. These will be selected through proactive outreach to community government leaders and nonprofit leadership.
Details for future grantmaking will be available in early 2021. HLF intends to launch an open application process for grants in 2022 and will provide a combination of Opportunity, Community, and Systems Change grants.
Healthy Lakewood Foundation
Responds to COVID-19
The HLF Board recognizes that responsible stewardship requires an initial investment of time and resources to ensure our grantmaking process and priorities are effective, efficient, and equitable.
With the help of local experts, we are engaged in intentional educational sessions covering philanthropy, grant-making, social determinants of health, and other important topics specific to the Lakewood community.
Over the coming months, we will apply this learning to inform decisions about funding priorities.
The HLF Board continues to develop priorities and organizational guidelines in alignment with our mission, vision, and values that will inform our effective, efficient, and equitable grant-making strategy.