Human Services Grants

The City designates 1 percent of its general fund to support human services in the Lakewood community. It does this through its biennial Human Services Grant cycle. Area social, health, and human services organizations are encouraged to apply to the City for funding.

Shannon Bennett
Human Services Coordinator
(253) 983-7774
[email protected]

About Human Services Grants

Applications are reviewed by the City’s Community Services Advisory Board in a competitive process. This all-volunteer board makes its funding recommendation to the City Council, which ultimately approves the grant allocations.

Applicants can be public schools, government programs, or a non-profit agency with a 501(c) 3 IRS tax-exempt status and currently registered with the state Secretary of State Charities Division.

2024 Grant Recipients

Asian Pacific Cultural Center
Oasis Youth Center
Communities in Schools
Lakewood’s Promise
Children’s Therapy Center
Emergency Food Network
Making a Difference Foundation
Nourish PC
Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center
St. Leo Food Connection
Lindquist Dental
Community Health Care
Your Money Matters
PC Project Access
The Rescue Mission
Rebuilding Together

View Applications for 2023-2024 funding

All funding proposals must align with one of the city’s human services funding strategies:

• Emotional support and youth programming

• Access to health and behavioral health services

• Housing assistance and homeless prevention

• Crisis stabilization and advocacy

• Access to Food

Click the buttons below to download the grant application and rating sheet.