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

THE KATY STONE MEMORIAL FUND

Upcoming deadline: October 31, 2019.

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.

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


NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY 

Upcoming deadline: Ongoing

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 who could benefit from grants ranging between $2,000 and $5,000 to address physical improvements or renovations to their property.



Other grants offered, but are currently closed.

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.


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


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.

Grant opportunities will open in April 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.


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.