Coronavirus Relief Fund – FAQ’s

Unfortunately, no. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or government entities. We encourage you to reach out to a local nonprofit, community organization, or governmental agency for assistance.


Individuals should visit Long Beach’s coronavirus information website: or call the established hotline 562-570-INFO (4636) for all personal coronavirus related issues and/or questions.

Individuals suffering from job loss should contact the EDD website: and start unemployment and underemployed applications. The  EDD phone number is 1-800-480-3287.

The intent of these grant funds is to get funding into the community. Only nonprofits who can serve the community under one of the funding priorities will receive grants. These monies are not intended to rescue nonprofit organizations that are in financial danger as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The errors individuals have been experiencing have been related to one of the following on the user end:

  1. The only acceptable file type is a PDF file. If you upload a word, or xlxs document the application will not go through.
  2. Do not use any specials characters in naming your PDF file. This has caused applications to not go through.
  3. Switch browsers. For some applicants, the first browser they used did not work. Simply switching to a different browser allowed them to successfully upload their application.
  4. If you have tried all the above options and are still experience difficulty, switch computers. Some users have cookies or settings they are unaware of that prevent the submission. When a colleague tried submitting the application from a different computer, the application was successfully uploaded. If you can not switch to a different computer and are still having difficulty submitting your application, please email

Grant reviews are taking place weekly, with the most compelling programs and needs being addressed first. If you have not received a decline letter, and have not heard back from the Community Foundation, this does not mean your grant application was declined. It simply means the application will continue to roll into the next round of submissions. Reviews will continue until all grant funding has been expended.

Grants will be made to qualified organizations for COVID-19-related impacts whose needs are not being filled by state, federal, or other funding. These include, but are not limited to:

  1. Grants to nonprofits serving low-income individuals affected by COVID-19 to pay for critical expenses;
  2. Grants to nonprofits providing microloans and/or funds to small businesses affected by COVID-19 to pay for critical expenses and adapt business models during this crisis;
  3. Grants to nonprofits providing emergency funds for workers laid off as a result of COVID-19;
  4. Grants to nonprofits providing assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness for sheltering, food, sanitation supplies to mitigate the spread COVID-19, and to quarantine as a result of COVID-19 exposure;
  5. Grants to nonprofits to provide food and critical supply delivery to those who are home-bound;
  6. Grants to nonprofits who can assist community clinics and hospitals responding to increased patient flow, triaging those who are sick, exposed or in need of testing, and to support isolation and quarantine sites being established and operated in Long Beach*; and
  7. Grants to nonprofits who will support existing mental health and domestic violence services that need to expand due to increased demand from Covid-19.*

Funding is subject to change according to availability and need. *New funding priorities added on 4/13/2020.