Moving Forward in Larkspur December 2020

As we reach the end of 2020, we hope you and yours are doing well. It is a new world and Larkspur is adapting with the rest of the world. Phrases like “at this uncertain time” and “in these unprecedented days” have been worn out.
We want you to know we are working to help in every way we can. This year has severely impacted not only individual lives but the life of our community. We have focused our grant making on responding to the pandemic. Please help us continue to support our community by donating using the button on the right.

New this year, we are able to accept stock donations; information is available here or contact us by email at treasurer@larkspurcommunityfoundation.org  or by mail at P.O. Box 43, Larkspur, CA 94977-0043

Over the past five years we have made more than 30 grants ranging in size from $250 to $10,000, for a variety of needs from emergency radios for the Fire Department to Movies in the Park. Our recipients have also been wide ranging from the Larkspur Community Clinic to the Lark Theater.

This year we were named Business of the Year by the City and the Chamber of Commerce and we received a Bank of Marin Spirit of Marin award!

2020 Grants:

  • Our $10,000 challenge grant kicked off the Small Business Emergency Fund organized by the Larkspur Chamber of Commerce.$51,000 was raised and grants were disbursed to 33 business owners. All funds raised went directly to small business merchants. This is the largest grant we have made to date.
  • We are supporting programs at the local public schools K-12 with grants to help fund childcare for essential workers, support a literacy program targeting lower income and ESL students, and provide additional counseling at the high school level.
  • We continue to support Neighborhood Response Groups or NRGs.  These  neighborhood volunteer groups are preparing our community to cope with emergencies, especially important as fire threats worsen. We are serving as fiscal sponsor for several NRGs so they can accept tax-deductible donations and our Disaster Preparedness Fund is providing grants for specific disaster preparedness projects.
  • We granted funds to the Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery to help them successfully develop their remote services in response to problems created by the pandemic.

There are lots of ideas about what the future will be and how we will get there.  We welcome your ideas and comments and we thank you for your support !
There may be unique tax benefits to you through the 2020 CARES Act. Please check with a tax specialist to learn how you can
maximize the impact of your donation.

The Chamber of Commerce is supporting small businesses. Click here to read more. The Commons Foundation entered into a Letter of Intent with the City of Larkspur to raise funds for a $5 million library building at Rose Lane. Click here to read more.