Stories & Events

  • Migrant Children Support Fund August 26, 2021 - This fund, originally established on April 19, 2021, was designated specifically to provide assistance and supportive resources to the migrant children temporarily housed at the Long Beach Convention Center. Donations were intended to provide the support that would make the

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  • WATCH: August 25: A City That Philanthropy Built Webinar – Part 3 August 16, 2021 - Join us on August 25, 2021 at 2 pm for LBCF’s 25th-anniversary celebration, A City That Philanthropy Built – The Past, Present, and Future of Charitable Giving. A City That Philanthropy Built: Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Charitable

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  • WATCH: June 25: A City That Philanthropy Built Webinar – Part 2 June 11, 2021 - Join us on June 25, 2021 at 1 pm for LBCF’s 25th-anniversary celebration, A City That Philanthropy Built – The Past, Present, and Future of Charitable Giving. In part two of this three-part series, we’ll explore how our Long Beach

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  • WATCH: April 27: LBCF 2021 Grant Opportunities Webinar! April 7, 2021 - Are you a charitable organization interested in learning about LBCF’s 2021 Grant Opportunities? Join us on 4/27 at noon for a 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinar. LBCF staff will discuss this year’s grants and our new grant management software which should make

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  • WATCH: March 25: A City That Philanthropy Built Webinar – Part 1 March 25, 2021 - Live with our Founders! LBCF turns 25! Join us on 3/25/2021 at 1 pm in this first of a three-part series to learn about the impact of your community foundation over the last 25 years. View event here:
  • Philanthropic Partnership with the John Apostle and Helen Apostle Foundation February 19, 2021 - The John Apostle and Helen Apostle Foundation has been a partner of the Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) for more than 15 years through the generous contributions of Helen Apostle during her lifetime as well as posthumously through the Apostle

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  • WATCH: Six Charitable Funds – Which One is Right For Your Client? February 11, 2021 - Webinar, Tuesday 2/23/2021 at Noon — Please join us on Tuesday, February 23 at noon for our 30-minute webinar, “Six Charitable Funds – Which One is Right For Your Client?“ Whether it’s giving to their favorite charities, giving to a general

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  • Successful Distance Learning Assistance Program January 27, 2021 - (Guest blog by LBCF Community Impact Fund Grantee, The Salvation Army Long Beach Corps Community Center, written by Jennifer Manning, MSC, Foundations Manager) COVID-19 has impacted our youth programming at Long Beach Corps. Due to public health measures, the after-school

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  • WATCH: What is a Community Foundation? January 6, 2021 - Webinar, Tuesday 1/19 at Noon — We are often asked, “What does a community foundation do?” Join Marcelle Epley, LBCF President & CEO during this 30-minute webinar, she will cover the foundation’s mission and vision, who is eligible to receive

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  • Education is Our Top Priority December 3, 2020 - A message from LBCF grantee, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach It has been an incredibly difficult year for our country and especially our community. When the pandemic hit Long Beach and the city and schools shut down,

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  • WATCH: How to Include Charity in Your Estate Plan Webinar October 21, 2020 - Join us on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 for a 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinar, “How to include Charity in Your Estate Plan,” hosted by Long Beach Community Foundation President & CEO Marcelle Epley, and special guest local Trust Attorney Greg Burnight. This

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  • WATCH: Donor Advised Funds vs. Family Foundations – Webinar Series October 2, 2020 - These free, 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinars are intended for professional advisors including financial and investment planners, estate planning attorneys, and/or accountants/CPAs. Program 3 – Donor Advised Funds vs. Family Foundations Topics discussed include: About the Long Beach Community Foundation Why is

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  • WATCH: 2020 State of the Foundation October 1, 2020 - On October 1, 2020 the Long Beach Community Foundation hosted its Annual State of the Foundation event. This year it was virtual due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 100 Long Beach community members attended in honoring local philanthropists Tom Shadden and

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  • WATCH: Donating Appreciated Assets into a Donor Advised Fund – Webinar Series September 2, 2020 - These free, 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinars are intended for professional advisors including financial and investment planners, estate planning attorneys, and/or accountants/CPAs. Program 2 – Donating Appreciated Assets into a Donor Advised Fund Topics discussed include: About Long Beach Community Foundation Quick

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  • Long Beach Community Foundation Awards Safely Surrendered Children College Scholarship August 20, 2020 - If you’ve had the opportunity to talk to former Los Angeles County Supervisor, Don Knabe about the Safe Surrender Scholarship Fund you will quickly sense how heartfelt and passionate he is about this part of his legacy. In 2014 he brought

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