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.

Past beneficiary of these efforts have included:

  • Young Horizons Preschool (50 foot external mural painting and additional cosmetic upgrades to building entry)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach (community garden installation)
  • Precious Lamb Preschool (playground and consultation room renovation)
  • Long Beach Rescue Mission’s Lydia House for women (outdoor living space renovation)
  • Mental Health America Long Beach Wellness Center (exterior paint, landscaping, and updated signage)

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.

Who can submit projects for consideration: Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Long Beach, CA and be in good standing with the IRS.

What type of projects will be considered:

  • Physical improvement projects that can be completed with a budget under $5,000.
  • Projects that can be completed within 3 months.
  • Projects that will utilize or greatly benefit from volunteer manpower generated by many untrained volunteers.
  • Projects that require a skilled labor force or a licensed contractor will be considered, but the ideal projects are largely cosmetic to utilize volunteers.
  • External façade improvements will be given preference so that the entire community can appreciate and benefit from the make-over.

Considerations: How will your Board and/or stakeholders participate in this project?  (i.e.: contribute resources to this proposed project / actively participate in the volunteer efforts on the day of the project)

Deadline: Project ideas and grant applications will be accepted throughout the year.

Please fill out all fields.

    National Philanthropy Day Grant Application





    Please include the following four required supporting attachments, your application will be incomplete without them. PDF files are the only acceptable file type for the documents, and JPG files are the only acceptable file type for the images.

    • a) Current Annual Operating Budget:
    • b) Proposed Project Budget:
    • c) A Signed Letter from the CEO, President, or Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) organization agreeing to obtain a Board resolution authorizing the proposed efforts at its location and agreeing to maintain the proposed site improvements following the end of the grant period.
    • d) Project Site Images - please upload four images of the area that needs improvement.