12th Annual CLF Golf Classic

The 12th Annual CLF Golf Classic was a day to remember.  The event raised $1 million in for an endowment in support of Count Basie Theatre’s educational art programs. Thank you to our golfers and sponsors!

Meet Our Junior Changemakers!

Kids, teens and young adults are making a difference. Throughout the year we recognize Junior Changemakers and give each a grant.

Learn more >

$25,000 Grant to Angel Flight Northeast

The donation will help support technology upgrades for Angel Flight NE – that provides free air transportation for patients to access life-saving medical care.

$250,000 Grant to FoodBank

Making sure children receive nourishment they need, CLF supports The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties’ Backpack Program with a multiyear grant providing weekend meals for needy children.

Spring Essay Contest

Enter our spring essay contest for a chance to win $1,000 for your school library and a Kindle for you! The deadline to enter is April 1st, 2016
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Kids: Become a Champion of Change!

Host a book drive in your community by collecting used books and donating them to children in need.

We’ll show you how >

Check Out Changemaker!

The new issue of CLF’s Changemaker Magazine is here. Get an inside look at how our community giving, events, partners and beneficiaries are making a difference. Click here for the electronic version.

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research & issues, and the arts.


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Kid’s Corner invites you to enter our Spring essay contest for a chance to win a Kindle Fire for yourself and $1000 for your school Library! All essays must be submitted by April 1st, 2016
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CLF is honored to have awarded $136,896 in grants to the St. Barnabas Child Life Program.  Read about the impact made on some of the most vulnerable children.


Click to view video highlights from our 10th Annual CLF Charity Golf Classic that raised over $730,000 for the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.