About LACF

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A Stable Trust to Enhance Our Community...


Litchfield Area Community Foundation (LACF) is your choice for charitable contributions that benefit the place we call home. It is a permanent resource for the community that provides leadership and financial resources (grants) to help meet the needs of our community, and offers a variety of giving options to help donors meet their unique philanthropic goals. Our volunteer board of directors is connected to the community and understands the issues and opportunities it faces today.

About the Foundation

LACF began in 2002. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over $100,000 for our permanent endowment fund.

What is an endowment fund? An endowment fund is like a ‘savings account’—donations are invested and never spent. Only income generated from the original gift is used for community reinvestment. The endowment fund ensures a permanent, stable revenue stream for the benefit of our community.

In the past we have assisted the Pleasant View Park Project and the East Highway 12 Beatification Project in the solicitation of tax exempt donations for their projects.

LACF concentrates on the overall well-being of the community. We have partnered with parents to realize the construction of new park equipment. We have collaborated with community members to beautify Litchfield through the planting of trees. Through future grants, we anticipate working with concerned citizens to enhance our community.

You Can Make a Difference in the Place You Call Home

LACF provides a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving back to our communities.

Our service area includes the Litchfield area and surrounding communities.

We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals. A gift to our unrestricted endowment fund allows our local board of directors to respond to needs that cannot even be anticipated today! Or, a gift can be made to establish a fund within a specific priority area. You can give cash, stocks, real estate, or other assets and receive maximum charitable and tax benefits. In partnership with SWIF, the LACF is a vehicle for donors who wish to make charitable contributions for the benefit of their community.


The Litchfield Area Community Foundation is organized as an affiliate of the Southwest Initiative Foundation.

Our partner, the Southwest Initiative Foundation, provides administrative support through gift processing and receipting, grant processing, investment management, and the 501(c)(3) public charity infrastructure necessary for your gifts to receive the highest possible charitable tax deduction. We also have access to technical and professional support from Southwest Initiative Foundation in areas such as strategic planning, board development, fundraising, marketing and public relations, and grantmaking.

In return, we have established an advisory board to lead the Litchfield Area Community Foundation, raise funds to support our vision, coordinate a grant process and educate the community. We are in the driver’s seat, with Southwest Initiative Foundation supporting us every step of the way.

For more information about the Southwest Initiative Foundation, click here.