Stories & Events

  • Image of Long Beach CA showing the building skyline palm trees and the Long Beach Harbor 3 Reasons to Choose a Community Foundation for Your Donor Advised Fund March 6, 2020- Today’s charitable giving landscape is diverse with a variety of options to help maximize your giving while practicing tax-smart philanthropy. In 2018 contributions to donor advised funds, which have existed in the US since 1914, totaled $37.12 billion and are

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  • Woman with arms around a young girl who is holding a cat. All three are looking out a window and we see them from the back. How Flexible Funding Can Create Stability and Prevent Homelessness December 23, 2019- {Written by Interval House – one of Long Beach Community Foundation’s Community Impact grant recipients} Interval House is the largest provider of rental assistance programming in Long Beach; working to ensure housing stability for the community’s most vulnerable. Celebrating its

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  • Large group of people sitting at a long table outside. There is many plates and glasses of beer and wine on the table. Ways to Talk About Charitable Giving with Family and Friends November 26, 2019- For many families, Thanksgiving is a time for traditions. Maybe it’s serving a traditional turkey meal or each person sharing what they are most thankful for. This season is also traditionally known for charity, so the Long Beach Community Foundation

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  • The Who, What, and How of Estate Planning October 23, 2019- Before taking a vacation you carefully pack your bags to ensure you have everything you need. Packing often requires planning or making a list. With planning, you can make sure you don’t forget something important – such as shoes, personal

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  • Attend a Free Wills & Trusts Presentation September 27, 2019- PROTECT  AND PROVIDE FOR THOSE  YOU LOVE WITH A NEW OR UPDATED ESTATE PLAN The Long Beach Community Foundation is pleased to invite you to a free Wills and Trusts presentation. These presentations, led by trusted, local estate planning attorneys,

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  • Image of 19 people holding a large check for $100,000. in the background there are 4 flags. LBCF’s $100,000 Impact Celebration September 19, 2019- We celebrated LBCF’s $100,000 impact to local nonprofits, given mainly through LBCF’s Community Impact Fund. These nonprofits are moving the needle on housing and homeless issues, poverty, education, youth development, and mental health issues facing the greater Long Beach community.

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  • image of young woman with dark hair wearing a white blouse with cherries on it. She is holding and kissing a small baby LBCF’s Community Impact Fund: Making a Difference When and Where it’s Needed Most September 9, 2019- During 2018, the LBCF Community Impact Fund made a grant to Urban Community Outreach, a local nonprofit, to help address the housing and homelessness crisis currently impacting our city. Thanks to LBCF’s funding, Urban Community Outreach was able to provide

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  • Women with brown hair and a white coat on the side of a boat with ocean and ships in the background. Private Family Foundations… Perfect or Passé? It Really Depends. July 24, 2019- In 2019, Paula Moore and her Trust Attorney Scott Magee turned to the Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) to convert a private family foundation to a donor advised fund. Why you might ask? Because it just simplifies her giving.  The

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  • Willmore Baking Company – It’s More than Baking, It’s Changing Lives July 17, 2019- Through a Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) grant, precariously housed individuals and those suffering from homelessness in Long Beach now have access to new opportunities. A $30,000 grant was awarded to the Willmore City Heritage Association in 2018 from LBCF’s

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  • Sometimes It’s About Wine May 24, 2019- It’s sometimes hard to anticipate a client’s needs. Richard Malley, CPA certainly didn’t think he would find himself helping an aging client donate the lifetime wine collection of her deceased husband, but he did. And the Long Beach Community Foundation

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  • LBCF Grant Opportunity – Deadline May 30, 2019 May 14, 2019- 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

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  • LBCF initiates Long Beach College Promise Career Fellows, a college-to-career program May 8, 2019- LBCF Convenes Stakeholders to Match Local Talent with Local Employers (pictured above are some of the first LB College Promise Career Fellows) “Too often local talent is not retained in Long Beach, so it was our goal to develop a

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  • Helping a Vision Become Reality April 17, 2019- Many people know the Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) as a grantmaker and financial institution for charitable dollars, but what a lot of people don’t know is how much LBCF does behind the scenes as a convener – matching needs

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  • Around the Table: Activating the Community Around Homelessness December 29, 2018- Hosted Community Conversations to learn about this issue, what’s being done about it and how to help Following on the success of the 2017 Around the Table event, the Long Beach Community Foundation hosted three additional Around the Table events

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