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 Summer essay contest for a chance to win $1,000 for your school library and a Kindle for you! The deadline to enter is September 30th, 2016
Click here for details

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 would like to congratulate our Spring essay contest winners! They have each won a Kindle Fire for themselves and $1000 for their school Library!
Click here to read the winning essays.


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.