The Village Community Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, provides support for programs, services, and facilities that enrich the lives of older adults. Founded in 2017, it came into existence as a vehicle for residents, their family members, friends, and other charitable institutions to donate to planned improvements and receive a charitable deduction. The Village Community Fund serves in an advisory capacity for approved projects, large and small.
For Laguna Woods Village projects, a club, organization, or group of residents (applicants) can apply to the Village Community Fund for support with a project. All projects, large and small, must first be approved by Village Management Services (VMS) as well as the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF).
In cooperation with VMS and GRF, a committee of the Village Community Fund Board will work with the applicants to develop and plan the proposed project, including timetable and budget, to facilitate charitable fundraising. The applicants are responsible for raising tax-deductible funds which will be administered and distributed by the Village Community Fund.