LBCF Blog

  • Join us 4/27 for LBCF 2021 Grant Opportunities Webinar! April 7, 2021 - Are you a charitable organization interested in learning about LBCF’s 2021 Grant Opportunities? Join us on 4/27 at noon for a 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinar. LBCF staff will discuss this year’s grants and our new grant management software which should make

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  • LBCF turns 25! A City That Philanthropy Built Webinar – Part 1 March 25, 2021 - Live with our Founders! Join us on 3/25/2021 at 1 pm in this first of a three-part series to learn about the impact of your community foundation over the last 25 years. View event here:
  • Philanthropic Partnership with the John Apostle and Helen Apostle Foundation February 19, 2021 - The John Apostle and Helen Apostle Foundation has been a partner of the Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) for more than 15 years through the generous contributions of Helen Apostle during her lifetime as well as posthumously through the Apostle

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  • Six Charitable Funds – Which One is Right For Your Client? February 11, 2021 - Webinar, Tuesday 2/23/2021 at Noon — Please join us on Tuesday, February 23 at noon for our 30-minute webinar, “Six Charitable Funds – Which One is Right For Your Client?“ Whether it’s giving to their favorite charities, giving to a general

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  • Successful Distance Learning Assistance Program January 27, 2021 - (Guest blog by LBCF Community Impact Fund Grantee, The Salvation Army Long Beach Corps Community Center, written by Jennifer Manning, MSC, Foundations Manager) COVID-19 has impacted our youth programming at Long Beach Corps. Due to public health measures, the after-school

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  • What is a Community Foundation? January 6, 2021 - Webinar, Tuesday 1/19 at Noon — We are often asked, “What does a community foundation do?” Join Marcelle Epley, LBCF President & CEO during this 30-minute webinar, she will cover the foundation’s mission and vision, who is eligible to receive

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  • Education is Our Top Priority December 3, 2020 - A message from LBCF grantee, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach It has been an incredibly difficult year for our country and especially our community. When the pandemic hit Long Beach and the city and schools shut down,

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  • How to Include Charity in Your Estate Plan Webinar October 21, 2020 - Join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 for a 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinar, “How to include Charity in Your Estate Plan,” hosted by Long Beach Community Foundation President & CEO Marcelle Epley, and special guest local Trust Attorney Greg Burnight. This

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  • Donor Advised Funds vs. Family Foundations – Webinar Series October 2, 2020 - These free, 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinars are intended for professional advisors including financial and investment planners, estate planning attorneys, and/or accountants/CPAs. Program 3 – Donor Advised Funds vs. Family Foundations Topics discussed include: About the Long Beach Community Foundation Why is

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  • 2020 State of the Foundation October 1, 2020 - On October 1, 2020 the Long Beach Community Foundation hosted its Annual State of the Foundation event. This year it was virtual due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 100 Long Beach community members attended in honoring local philanthropists Tom Shadden and

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  • Donating Appreciated Assets into a Donor Advised Fund – Webinar Series September 2, 2020 - These free, 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinars are intended for professional advisors including financial and investment planners, estate planning attorneys, and/or accountants/CPAs. Program 2 – Donating Appreciated Assets into a Donor Advised Fund Topics discussed include: About Long Beach Community Foundation Quick

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  • Long Beach Community Foundation Awards Safely Surrendered Children College Scholarship August 20, 2020 - If you’ve had the opportunity to talk to former Los Angeles County Supervisor, Don Knabe about the Safe Surrender Scholarship Fund you will quickly sense how heartfelt and passionate he is about this part of his legacy. In 2014 he brought

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  • An Introduction to Donor Advised Funds – Webinar Series August 6, 2020 - These free, 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinars are intended for professional advisors including financial and investment planners, estate planning attorneys, and/or accountants/CPAs. Program 1 – An Introduction to Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) Topics discussed include: About Long Beach Community Foundation 2019 Charitable

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  • Flexibility and Adaptation – Keys to Quarantine Survival and Success July 14, 2020 - The global coronavirus pandemic crisis was first recognized in Long Beach mid-March 2020.  Although countries in Europe and Asia experienced the pandemic before us, the awareness and significance on our community weren’t fully realized until just before the end of the first

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  • Image of Long Beach CA showing the building skyline palm trees and the Long Beach Harbor 3 Reasons to Choose a Community Foundation for Your Donor Advised Fund March 6, 2020 - Today’s charitable giving landscape is diverse with a variety of options to help maximize your giving while practicing tax-smart philanthropy. In 2018 contributions to donor advised funds, which have existed in the US since 1914, totaled $37.12 billion and are

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