What we do

The Longbranch Foundation was organized to support charitable and educational activities, as allowed by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Some of the activities and programs envisioned include those listed below.

Foundation Activities and Program Examples

      • Preserve & Maintain Historic Properties

        Maintenance and improvement of the historic Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC) clubhouse, a structure on the National Registry of Historic Places, consistent with federal and state requirements for the preservation of historic structures, as well as preservation of other historic structures and sites as they are identified.

      • Maintain & Improve local area recreation grounds and trails

        Maintenance and improvement of the grounds of the LIC, which are open for public recreational use and include an open field and woodland trail system.

      • Support scholarship programs, student camps, and other public school activities that assist underprivileged children

        Provide scholarships to high school students who have met certain criteria to attend a 2 or 4-year college, or to attend a trade school.  Also, provide support for several fifth-graders who want to attend summer environmental camp.  Support other public school activities that assist underprivileged children.

      • Enhance environmental protection and public safety at the Longbranch Marina

        The Marina is owned by the Longbranch Improvement Club, on water area provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, under an aquatic lands lease.  Access is granted by Pierce County.  Environmental upgrades are required to improve the waters under the Marina, and safety upgrades are required to provide a safe environment for the public.

      • Support other Community Service Organizations and Activities

        Support is provided to organizations through submission and acceptance of a Longbranch Foundation grant.  Securing a Longbranch Foundation grant is a two-part process. Please fill out both forms and send them to The Longbranch Foundation, PO Box 111, Lakebay, WA 98349


Grant Process

Please note that The Longbranch Foundation (TLF) will review and approve Grants on a quarterly basis. Grants from qualifying organizations must be received by the Foundation by 5pm on the 15th day of the following months: January, April, July and October. Grants will be awarded by the 15th of the following month.

Preference will be given to Key Peninsula 501(c)(3) non-profits. Grants must be project specific and relate to TLF’s charitable purposes.




The Longbranch Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization associated with The Longbranch Improvement Club. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.