• Migrant Children Support Fund August 26, 2021 This fund, originally established on April 19, 2021, was designated specifically to provide assistance and supportive resources to the migrant children temporarily housed at the Long Beach Convention Center. Donations were intended to provide the support that would make the

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Flexible Funding Can Create Stability and Prevent Homelessness December 23, 2019 {Written by Interval House – one of Long Beach Community Foundation’s Community Impact grant recipients} Interval House is the largest provider of rental assistance programming in Long Beach; working to ensure housing stability for the community’s most vulnerable. Celebrating its

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  • LBCF’s $100,000 Impact Celebration September 19, 2019 We celebrated LBCF’s $100,000 impact to local nonprofits, given mainly through LBCF’s Community Impact Fund. These nonprofits are moving the needle on housing and homeless issues, poverty, education, youth development, and mental health issues facing the greater Long Beach community.

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  • Willmore Baking Company – It’s More than Baking, It’s Changing Lives July 17, 2019 Through a Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) grant, precariously housed individuals and those suffering from homelessness in Long Beach now have access to new opportunities. A $30,000 grant was awarded to the Willmore City Heritage Association in 2018 from LBCF’s

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  • LBCF Grant Opportunity – Deadline May 30, 2019 May 14, 2019 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

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  • LBCF initiates Long Beach College Promise Career Fellows, a college-to-career program May 8, 2019 LBCF Convenes Stakeholders to Match Local Talent with Local Employers (pictured above are some of the first LB College Promise Career Fellows) “Too often local talent is not retained in Long Beach, so it was our goal to develop a

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  • Helping a Vision Become Reality April 17, 2019 Many people know the Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) as a grantmaker and financial institution for charitable dollars, but what a lot of people don’t know is how much LBCF does behind the scenes as a convener – matching needs

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