Available Grants

The Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit programs that make Long Beach a better place to live. Grants are generated in the following ways.

BIXBY KNOLLS/CALIFORNIA HEIGHTS CHARITABLE GIVING FUND

The Bixby Knolls Charitable/California Heights Giving 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 Bixby Knolls/California Heights flight path area.

The available grant amount for 2019 is $1,070.

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools or government institutions that are in or serve the affected flight path area are encouraged to apply for grants from this fund. 


FENNIE COMMUNITY FUND

The Fennie Community Fund awards grants for broad and general charitable purposes with a preference to children’s organizations in the communities of Avalon and Long Beach.

This grant is currently closed.


HEALTHY KIDS COALITION FUND

The Healthy Kids Coalition Fund was created in 2005 for organizations and/or service providers who are able to address basic healthcare needs for underserved children residing in Long Beach.

This grant is currently closed.


THE KATY STONE MEMORIAL FUND

The Katy Stone Memorial Fund makes grants to organizations with programs that nurture the body, mind, and spirit of goal-oriented people of any age, but especially youth, in the 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

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 $2.5 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.

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LBCF COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

LCBF’s Board of Directors develops strategic areas of focus that will enable nonprofits to leverage their resources and meet the Community Foundation’s criteria of addressing critical, new, and emerging needs in our city.

This grant is currently closed.


LONG BEACH NAVY MEMORIAL HERITAGE

The Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association will award grants between $5,000 and $50,000 for qualified historic preservation projects in the City of Long Beach.

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LOS ALTOS AREA CHARITABLE GIVING FUND

The Los Altos Area Charitable Giving 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 Los Altos flight path area.

The available grant amount for 2019 is $1,030.

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools or government institutions that are in or serve the affected flight path area are encouraged to apply for grants from this fund.