Grants

The Long Beach Community Foundation only makes grants to US-based approved 501(C)(3) nonprofit, educational, or governmental organizations. Grants are generated from the funds listed below. Charitable organizations can set up their user accounts in the LBCF grant portal here.

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Watch the 2021 Grants Webinar here.

2021 Grants offered:

AIRPORT NOISE ORDINANCE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACT FUND

Open Application: July 15, 2021
Deadline: August 26, 2021

The Airport Noise Ordinance Neighborhood Impact Fund was created with fines paid by airlines who have violated noise restrictions at the Long Beach Airport. These charitable dollars can be used to fund programs and projects that benefit residents located within the flight path area of the Long Beach Airport.

Grants will be awarded between $1,000 and $2,000.


FENNIE COMMUNITY FUND

Open Application: May 13, 2021
Deadline: June 24, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The Fennie Community Fund was created in 1988 through an estate gift from Jack L. Fennie. Grants are awarded for broad and general charitable purposes with a preference for children’s organizations in the communities of Avalon and Long Beach.

Priority may be given to funding projects and programs that align with LBCF’s Community Impact Fund as defined by the LBCF Board. The 2021 LBCF Community Impact Grant focus is the post-pandemic educational and health needs of homeless youth or youth at risk of becoming homeless in Long Beach.

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


HEALTHY KIDS COALITION FUND

Open Application: May 13, 2021
Deadline: June 24, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The Healthy Kids Coalition Fund was created in 2005 through the dissolution of a Coalition of nine organizations including the City of Long Beach, California State University at Long Beach, Junior League of Long Beach, Long Beach Community Medical Center, Long Beach Unified School District, Memorial Miller Children’s Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, The Children’s Clinic, and Westside Neighborhood Clinic.

When founded, the Coalition provided a support network for students of the Long Beach Unified School District who did not otherwise have access to basic healthcare services. When the Coalition was disbanded, an endowed fund was created at the Long Beach Community Foundation to continue to support those goals.

Organizations and/or service providers who are able to address basic healthcare needs for underserved children residing in Long Beach are encouraged to apply.

Grants will be awarded between $1,000 and $3,000.


KATY STONE MEMORIAL FUND

Open Application: October 30, 2021
Deadline: November 11, 2021

The Katy Stone Memorial Fund makes grants to charitable organizations with programs that nurture the body, mind, and spirit of goal-oriented people of any age, but especially youth, in Long Beach. These programs will promote their education and develop their physical, mental, and spiritual talents.

Grants will be awarded between $5,000 and $20,000.


KNIGHT FOUNDATION FUND

By invitation

LBCF serves as a local granting agent for The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2010 Knight announced an initiative with community foundations to promote and support “informed, engaged communities.” In Long Beach, up to $4.5 million has been invested in Knight’s Donor Advised Fund. This fund is managed like an endowment with 4-7% being awarded in grants to the community each year. Email us to learn more.


LONG BEACH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT

Open Application: May 13, 2021
Deadline: June 24, 2021 at 5 p.m.

The 2021 focus is Homeless Youth and grants will be awarded to qualified applicants who administer programs that best address post-pandemic educational and health needs of homeless youth or youth at risk of becoming homeless in Long Beach.


LONG BEACH NAVY MEMORIAL HERITAGE

Open Application: September 1, 2021
Deadline: September 29, 2021

The Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association will award grants for qualified historic preservation projects in the City of Long Beach.

Grants will be awarded between $5,000 and $50,000.

Congratulations to the 2020 Grant Recipients!


NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY 

Open Application: July 15, 2021
Deadline: August 26, 2021

National Philanthropy Day is a national initiative that honors charitable work across the country and is celebrated in a variety of ways.  To honor this philanthropic event, LBCF has renovated a local nonprofit property or building annually since 2016.  These events allowed LBCF to “roll up its sleeves” and make a meaningful impact up close and personal with a Long Beach nonprofit.