Thanks to generous donations from Lakewood residents and businesses, the Lakewood Education Foundation (LEF) has been able to provide grants for hundreds of classroom improvement projects in Lakewood schools since 2003. This shows the importance that Lakewood residents and businesses place on local schools, as well as the trust they place in LEF to select worthy projects.
In 2016, 111 Lakewood school projects received grants totaling $51,830. The grants went to classroom projects in schools throughout Lakewood.
LEF is a non-profit agency run by Lakewood residents. An annual fireworks stand, Columbus Day golf tournament, and lots of individual donations raise the annual support funding. After very modest expenses, 100% of donations reach kids in Lakewood classrooms. The number one request this past year for classroom grants was for extra books, proving that some teaching tools never go out of fashion. Following close behind were requests for science and lab equipment, educational field trips, and classroom technology such as Apple TVs and iPads.
Donating is easy. Just make out a separate check to the Lakewood Education Foundation and enclose it with the completed form below. See a video and learn more about LEF at www.lakewoodcity.org/LEFvideo.