LF grant applications will be accepted January 15 – April 1, 2017.
The Foundation invests in new, innovative programs as well as established programs in the émigré community, with an eye to supporting those grant requests that collaborate with other programs to provide a synergistic benefit to the community. In striving to achieve these goals, the Foundation concentrates its giving in the following areas:
Education: The Foundation believes that education will ensure the continuity of the richness of our Lithuanian heritage. Therefore, we favor programs that contribute to the strengthening of our heritage school system as well as research that enriches the knowledge base for future generations.
Culture: The Foundation believes that the Lithuanian culture is the bond that unites us. Therefore, we favor projects that accentuate the vibrancy of the Lithuanian culture and invest in projects that create opportunities for cultural expression and a venue for broad participation.
Community: The Foundation believes that it indeed “takes a village”. Therefore we favor projects that unite and augment the community and invest in projects that create a vital means of partnership for those who value the Lithuanian heritage.
Youth: The Foundation believes that the future of the heritage rests in the hearts of our youngest members. Therefore we favor projects that instill a love of culture and a sense of community in the younger generation and consider it crucial to invest in the support of youth organizations, summer camps, artistic performances geared to younger audiences and the like.
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Gediminas Lithuanian School thanks the Lithuanian Foundation for their annual support of the school. Over the past ten years, the Lithuanian Foundation has given over $700,000 purely for the support of Lithuanian schools operating in the United States. Currently there are over 30 such schools. The Gediminas Lithuanian school, operating in Illinois, celebrated their 9th year of operation. Here, not just children but their parents as well as grandparents. For two years in a row, the school offers Lithuanian language classes for adults as well as the English language. The school’s principal is Violeta Rutkauskiene.
Gediminas Lithuanian School
LF Grants Recipient
We would like to thank the Lithuanian Foundation for their generous contribution to future ALKA projects. Attached is a $100 check addressed to the Lithuanian Foundation. We know that it is only a small sum compared to that which you allocate on a yearly basis. However, we wanted to nonetheless indicate our gratitude to the Lithuanian Foundation for their support of the Lithuanian community.
American-Lithuanian Cultural Archive Chairman
We are thankful for your speciation and support for the Ciurlionis gallery. Exhibitions are often visited, therefore donations are not always enough. We strongly believe that exhibitions are necessary for people. These gatherings help maintain the Lithuanian heritage in another country, encourages people to further develop their interest in Lithuanian artists' work, living both in Lithuania and the United States. We are so happy that Lithuanian Foundation understands and values our efforts.
Ciurlionis Gallery Director
The US Lithuanian Community Cultural Council would like to express its deepest gratitude to the Lithuanian Foundation. We have the sincerest respect for its continued support of Lithuanian Culture over the years. Only with the help of the Lithuanian Foundation were we able to organize several events celebrating our jubilee through which we were able to visit with many Lithuanian Community bodies throughout the United States.
Aldona Rastenytė - Page, Chairwoman (2012)
US Lithuanian Community Cultural Council
Thank you for your contribution to our shared goal –the preservation of the Lithuanian language and the further development of Lithuania and its culture. To that purpose we must strive to further enact our mission –to teach our youth the Lithuanian language and culture in order to preserve our language and culture for future generations to come.
Neila Baumilienė, Principal
A.Kazickienės Lithuanian School
We would like to express our deepest gratitude for your contributions to our Sea Scout’s restoration project. We are aware of the large number of request you receive on a yearly basis and we are honored by your decision to help our project. We deeply value your appreciation for the work done by the Lithuanian Scout Association and your faith in its future endeavors.
Lithuanian Scout Association “Nerija” Troup
"We would like to thank the Lithuanian Foundation for their support of Camp Neringa. Your continued support of the years is extremely important and necessary to our mission of instilling a passion for the Lithuanian culture amongst all those who attend Camp Neringa. Thank you for our appreciation and support."
Dana Vainauskiene, Assistant Executive Director
Lithuanian Camp Neringa