The Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Charitable Foundation raises, manages, and dispereses charitable funds in support of programs and projects in and around Oakland's Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park.

    In 1948, the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club sponsored the creation of Children's Fairyland in Lakeside Park and the Foundation provides continuing financial support for this world famous children's attraction. In the 1980's, the LMBC and LMBC Charitable Foundation raised over $1.6 million for the restoring of the landmark Necklace of Lights surrounding Lake Merritt.

    The Foundation has also supported The Sensory, Japanese and Mediterranean Gardens, The Oakland Municipal Band concerts, and the restoration of the 17th Street Dock on the shores of Lake Merritt among many other projects.

View our various projects by clicking an image on the right >>