LBCF Strategic Grants

WHAT IS A STRATEGIC GRANT?
Awarding grants for the betterment of the Long Beach community is an important aspect of the work of the Long Beach Community Foundation. Each year, the LBCF Board strategically chooses one or more issues based on the current and emerging needs of the community. Organizations and/or service providers who are able to address one or more of these needs in Long Beach are encouraged to apply. View previous LBCF Strategic Grant Recipients.

2019 STRATEGIC GRANT FOCUS:

Housing and Homelessness

Grants will be awarded to qualified applicants who administer programs that best address housing and homelessness needs in Long Beach.  (Grants can be made to 501(C)(3)s, educational institutions, and government entities. If you have a question about your organization status, please contact us.)  

HOW TO APPLY?
The online application process for LBCF Strategic Grant funding is a two-step process.

  • Step 1: Complete the online Grant Letter of Intent (below) with required attachments. (Submissions are due no later than 3 pm on Thursday, May 30, 2019)
  • Step 2: Successful candidates whose Letter of Intent is highly aligned with the Board’s Strategic Grant Focus will be invited to submit additional information. (Submissions are due no later than 3 pm on Friday, June 21, 2019)

AWARDING GRANTS
Grants will be awarded based on the program qualifications outlined in the submission and selected by a Board-appointed Grants Selection Committee. The Committee will review submitted Letters of Intent, select successful candidates to proceed to Step 2, and make recommendations for funding appropriate projects. Expected announcement of awards will be in August 2019.

AMOUNT
Grants will be awarded between $5,000 and $20,000.

Any application questions can be addressed by contacting the Long Beach Community Foundation at (562) 435-9033.

View historical areas of focus here.