Fennie Community Fund Grant Application

The Fennie Community Fund was designated in 1988 through an estate gift from Jack L. Fennie.

LBCF’s Board of Directors will review applications for the Fennie Community Fund annually. Priority will be given to funding projects and programs that align with LBCF’s strategic grant focus as defined by the LBCF Board.


Grants are awarded for broad and general charitable purposes with a preference to children’s organizations in the communities of Avalon and Long Beach. The 2020 LBCF strategic grant focuses on funding programs that address the educational needs of youth suffering from homelessness or youth at risk of becoming homeless. Grants can be made across the spectrum to address this issue – from preventative measures to direct services. Organizations and/or service providers who address one or more of these needs in Avalon or Long Beach are encouraged to apply.


The below online application process for the Fennie Community Fund requires completion of the application and required attachments. Successful candidates whose application is highly aligned with the grant purpose may be asked to submit additional information or schedule an interview. Submissions are due no later than 5 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.


Grants will be awarded based on the program qualifications outlined in the submission and selected by the Board-appointed Grants Selection Committee. The Committee will review the submitted applications, select successful candidates, and make recommendations for funding appropriate projects. The expected announcement of awards will be made in August 2020.


Grants will be awarded between $5,000 and $10,000.

Any application questions can be addressed by contacting the Long Beach Community Foundation at info@longbeachcf.org.





Answer all three questions. (500 word/3000 character max per question) PDF files are the only acceptable file type.

(Describe the project) 0

(Explain how you will measure and communicate the results of your work and continue the program in the future)0

(What makes your nonprofit the right group to do this work? Describe your background, history, mission, leadership, partners, and projects)


(Please name your files with your organizational name, underscore, and name of attachment. For example LBCF_boardofdirectors.pdf, LBCF_budget.pdf, LBCF_signedletter.pdf. PDF is the only acceptable file type. Please do not use any special characters, or periods in your file name, it will prevent you from uploading your document.)

  • a) List of the organization’s governing body and its officers showing business, professional, and community affiliations. Please describe how the organization’s Board provides personal contributions of time and financial support.

  • b) Fennie Fund Grant Request Budget(Please download this template, add your information, and upload your saved PDF file.)

  • c) A signed letter from the CEO, President, or Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) organization demonstrating their support of the grant application. (As a potential grantee of a Long Beach Community Foundation Strategic Grant, please be aware of the following. Submission of this proposal indicates your organization’s permission for LBCF staff and Board to review the proposal. Materials submitted to LBCF as part of the proposal process will be used as LBCF deems appropriate. They are not subject to any right of confidentiality unless specifically agreed to in writing by LBCF.)