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:


  • 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 under-privileged children

    Provide scholarships to high school students who have met certain criteria to attend 2 or 4 year college, or to attend trade school.  Also provide support for several fifth graders who want to attend summer environmental camp.  Support other public school activities that assist under-privileged 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 area 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 will be moving from a rolling grant process to a biannual fixed cycle process. Grants from qualifying organizations must be received by the Foundation by 5pm on November 30 or by 5 pm on May 31 to qualify for a grant. Grants will be awarded by the end of the first quarter of the following year or by the end of the third quarter of the given year. Preference will be given to Key Peninsula 501(c)(3) non-profits.




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.