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.

AVAILABLE GRANTS


LONG BEACH DISASTER RELIEF FUND GRANT

Coronavirus Relief Fund (Official fund in partnership with the City of Long Beach)

Deadline: Ongoing

Long Beach is experiencing an unprecedented challenge as we face the Covid-19 health crisis. Grants from this fund will be prioritized to support the most vulnerable in our community. 

The Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund will support community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus response in the Long Beach area. Grants will be made to support approved 501(C)3 nonprofit, educational, and governmental organizations working on these efforts.

5/1/2020 – Due to limited funds in the Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund, we are not able to fund all currently qualified applicants. If you wish to submit your application today, please be advised that there may be a delay in funding qualified applications. 


LBCF COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS

Deadline: currently closed

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 needs of the community. Organizations and/or service providers who are able to address one or more of these needs in Long Beach are encouraged to apply.

2020 IMPACT GRANT FOCUS: HOMELESS YOUTH

Grants will be awarded to qualified applicants who administer programs that best address the educational needs of homeless youth or youth at risk of becoming homeless in Long Beach. (Grants can be made to 501(C)(3)s, educational institutions, and government entities. If you have a question about your organization status, please contact us.)  


FENNIE COMMUNITY FUND

Deadline: June 30, 2020

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.

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. The current 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.

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


HEALTHY KIDS COALITION FUND

Deadline: June 30, 2020

The Healthy Kids Coalition Fund was created in 2005 through the dissolution of a nine-member Coalition. When it was originally founded, the Coalition provided a support network for students of the Long Beach Unified School District who would not otherwise have access to basic healthcare services. When the Coalition was disbanded, an endowed fund was created at the Long Beach Community Foundation.

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.


Other grants offered, but are currently closed:

NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY 

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 for the last 5 years.  These events allowed LBCF to “roll up its sleeves” and make a meaningful impact up close and personal with a Long Beach nonprofit.

This year, LBCF is seeking 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that could benefit from grants ranging between $2,000 and $5,000 to address physical improvements or renovations to their property.

The 2020 National Philanthropy Day grant recipient has been selected, please check back in 2021.

KNIGHT FOUNDATION FUND

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.

Grant opportunities will open at a later day. Check back here or on social media (Facebook, IG, Twitter) for timely announcements.


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. 

Grant opportunities will open in September 2020. Check back here or on social media (Facebook, IG, Twitter) for timely announcements.



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 Long Beach. These programs will promote their education and develop their physical, mental, and spiritual talents.

Grant opportunities will open in August 2020. Check back here or on social media (Facebook, IG, Twitter) for timely announcements.


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.

Grant opportunities will open in August 2020. Check back here or on social media (Facebook, IG, Twitter) for timely announcements.

Learn more about the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage.


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. 

Grant opportunities will open in September 2020. Check back here or on social media (Facebook, IG, Twitter) for timely announcements.