Agency Fund

Open an Agency Fund held at LBCF

The first step in opening an agency fund is submitting a completed fund agreement/instrument of gift. Scroll down to learn more about agency funds or call us at (562) 435-9033 and let’s discuss opening a fund.

Learn More About Agency Funds

An agency fund can be established by 501c3 nonprofit organizations for the benefit of their own organization and is an effective and efficient way to create stability and financial diversification for the future of your organization.

  • Funds are invested as part of a larger $5 billion portfolio, bringing economies of scale investment results.
  • Monthly statements show all investment and grant activity.
  • Fundholders have access to an easy and secure online portal to view fund balances 24/7.
  • Available option to raise funds through the LBCF website.
  • Invitations to exclusive Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) events with other fundholders, donors, and nonprofit grantees.
  • Fees charged support philanthropic grants and programs in the Long Beach community.
  • Comparable rates and fees to other community foundations.

  • As the dollar amount in the fund increases, so will the available payout.
  • Flexibility to create an endowed fund (access to income only), or quasi-endowed fund (access to income and principal).
  • No legal liability. LBCF remains in full compliance with state and federal regulations as they relate to grants and contributions.
  • Protective fund oversight is provided on a local and national level.
  • Receive annual “Goodwill” grant (subject to availability).
  • Be immediately prepared to receive planned gifts.
  • LBCF makes a conscious effort to work with Long Beach-based organizations.
  • LBCF is National Standards Accredited which indicates a commitment to excellence and accountability. This is the highest standard for philanthropic excellence.

Complete Fund Agreement

Submit a completed fund agreement or request a fund agreement for electronic signature at

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in an agency fund held at the Long Beach Community Foundation. If you are ready to open a fund or need more information, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you.

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