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.

2022 Grant Recipients

Asian Pacific Cultural Center
Boys & Girls Club
CareerTeam
Catholic Community Center
Clover Park SD
Communities In Schools
Community Healthcare Center
Emergency Food Network
Greater Lakes
Lindquist Dental
Making a Difference Foundation
Nourish Pierce County
Pierce County AIDS Foundation
Pierce County Project Access
Rebuilding Hope
Rebuilding Together South Sound
Springbrook
St Leo’s Food Bank
The Rescue Mission
Tillicum Community Center
YMCA
YWCA


Application for 2023-2024 funding

Applications must be submitted electronically to [email protected] by Friday, August 26, 2022 at 4 p.m. Applicants must be a non-profit health or human services organization or public entity serving Lakewood residents. 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.