History and Purpose
The Larkspur Community Foundation was created in 2013 by local residents to support projects and activities that sustain Larkspur’s historic small town character and enhance the community’s quality of life now and in the future. The foundation seeks to engage the greater Larkspur community in philanthropic and volunteer opportunities, thus expanding charitable giving and volunteer activity.
The Larkspur Community Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) California public benefit nonprofit corporation. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
What We Do
- The Foundation supports small projects and cooperates with other non-profits, schools, and civic organizations in addressing unmet community needs. Our hope is to encourage residents to identify and tackle projects and opportunities that might not otherwise be addressed.
- The Foundation acts as a fiscal agent for small non-profits and community groups seeking to raise funds for projects and events that otherwise would not qualify for tax-exempt status. By allowing donations using our tax-exempt status, LCF enables such groups to tap a larger universe of donors and enhances their prospects for success.
- The Foundation acts as a convener and partner for multiple neighborhoods, organizations, and agencies, fostering collaboration that benefits all.
The Foundation helps the greater Larkspur community to build a tradition of local philanthropy. By helping local donors to raise money for local needs, we hope to enrich our community now and in the future.
The Foundation will provide financial stability for meeting future needs. By building an endowment to address changing demands, we hope to enable Larkspur and its greater community to successfully achieve future goals.
The Foundation helps build a stronger community by strengthening volunteer groups, engaging more citizens in community activities and projects, and encouraging leadership development.