The community of Mountlake Terrace began with the speculative construction of homes for returning World War II veterans and their young families. Within ten years, the population grew to 5,000 and a group of civic-minded residents took steps to create a municipal government. Now, over 60 years later, another group of civic-minded residents have formed the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation. The foundation will build upon the strengths of the community while supporting efforts to connect people to their city, and people to each other. We are a 501(c)3 organization.