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