Stories & Events

  • Is an Agency Fund Right For Your Nonprofit? September 14, 2022 - An agency fund can be established by 501c3 nonprofit organizations for the benefit of their own organization and is an effective and efficient way to create stability and financial diversification for the future of the organization. An agency fund is

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  • Community Impact Fund Update: Interval House August 26, 2022 - In 2021, Interval House was a recipient of the Long Beach Community Foundation’s Community Impact Fund grant. With this funding, from September 2021 through May 2022, 69 local youth have received shelter and individualized peer and therapeutic counseling and supportive services,

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  • Community Impact Fund Grant Update: Boys & Girls Club of Long Beach July 22, 2022 - In 2021, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach was a recipient of the Long Beach Community Foundation’s Community Impact Fund grant. This grant funding helped support their Power Hour Program which helped more than 2,500 students. Below is

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  • Is a Donor Advised Fund Right For You? June 2, 2022 - A donor advised fund (DAF) is right for you if you are:  Looking for a way to simplify and organize your annual charitable giving With a DAF you can give to qualified charitable organizations, churches, or schools throughout the year and throughout

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  • man sitting in a chair wearing a blue shirt and glasses and his wife standing behind him wearing a black poka dot blouse Why We Give – Meet Joe and Jan Hower May 24, 2022 - Joe and Jan Hower are generous with their time and money in supporting Long Beach and are current members of the Long Beach Community Foundation’s (LBCF) legacy society. Their roots in Long Beach go back to the late 70s. Joe

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  • young man on black horse and a person helping guide him on the horse 23 Year of Send A Kid To Camp Campaign May 13, 2022 - The Press-Telegram on Sunday, May 1, launched its 23rd annual Send-a-Kid-to-Camp fund campaign. For more than two decades now, generous donors area have been digging into their wallets and purses to help hundreds of youth from low-income families enjoy a

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  • LBCF Receives National Standards Accreditation April 26, 2022 - After a great deal of hard work, we’re pleased to announce our re-accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations! National Standards is an accreditation that indicates our commitment to excellence and accountability. This is the highest standard for philanthropic

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  • several teenagers looking at a table full of books Community Impact Fund Grant Update: The Book Truck March 13, 2022 - In 2021, The Book Truck was a recipient of the Long Beach Community Foundation’s Community Impact Fund grant. Through innovative programming, The Book Truck gets teens who have never picked up a book to start reading. Every year, they give thousands

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  • National Philanthropy Day Gardening Project February 26, 2022 - Long Beach Organic Garden, Zaferia Junction had a wonderful volunteer event on 2/26/2022. This event received grant funding from the National Philanthropy Day Fund managed by the Long Beach Community Foundation. LBCF Board members contribute to this fund which supports

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  • Community Foundation’s Role in a Time of Crisis January 18, 2022 - There are over 850 community foundations in the United States. Each one works uniquely based on their region, mission, and history, but one thing community foundations have in common is being a valued resource in a time of crisis. Having

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  • 2022 LBCF Grants Opportunities Webinar December 10, 2021 - Join us on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at noon when President & CEO, Marcelle Epley covers the 2022 LBCF grant opportunities. This 30-minute, lunch-and-learn webinar is intended for nonprofit, charitable organizations. Register here!
  • Wills and Trust Webinar: Estate Planning Beyond the Documents November 23, 2021 - Join us on Tuesday, 12/7 at Noon! Join LBCF President & CEO Marcelle Epley and Trust Attorney and Founder of Kaiser Law Group Estate & Legacy Planning Curtis Kaiser as they present “Estate Planning – Beyond the Documents” on Tuesday, 12/07 at

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  • promotional graphic for estate planning webinar Wills and Trust Webinar: Estate Planning Basics and How to Avoid Probate November 4, 2021 - Join us on Friday, 11/5 at Noon! Long Beach Community Foundation President & CEO Marcelle Epley will be joined by trust attorney and partner of local law firm TLD Law, Jennifer Sawday and they’ll cover the importance of establishing a

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  • 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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