Grant Opportunity: Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund

The Spring 2019 application is now closed.

  • February 2019 — Application Materials Available
  • Wednesday –  March 6, 2019 — Letters of Intent (LOI) Due to Long Beach Community Foundation (no later than 5 pm) see details below
  • Wednesday –  March 20, 2019 — Successful Candidates Invited to Submit Full Proposal
  • Wednesday – April 3, 2019 — Full Proposals Due to Long Beach Community Foundation (no later than 5 pm)
  • Wednesday –  April 17, 2019 — All Grant Applicants Notified


2019 Knight Foundation Grant Opportunity

The Knight Foundation Fund, a fund with the Long Beach Community Foundation, supports the success of our communities through investments that

  • attract, retain, and harness talent;
  • expand opportunity by increasing entrepreneurship and economic mobility;
  • support civic infrastructure to accelerate the growth of ideas and bring people from diverse social and economic backgrounds together.

Such projects and programs will enable our communities to succeed in a rapidly changing world. After carefully reviewing the grant focus, submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) (not to exceed one page) that includes the following:

  • An introduction to your organization.
  • Your organization’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax identification number.
  • A description of your project and specifically how it meets the grant criteria.
  • Project start and completion dates.
  • Project budget.
  • Total grant request. (Grants are typically awarded between $10,000 and $50,000.)

Upon timely receipt, your LOI will be reviewed for eligibility and relationship to the grant focus. Projects that best meet the grant priorities will be invited to submit a full proposal.


All LOIs must be received no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by email to info@longbeachcf.org (PDF Format) or postal mail to: LBCF, 400 Oceangate, Suite 800, Long Beach, CA 90802. 

Questions? Call (562­) 435-­9033.

Activation of Harvey Milk Park (pictured above) was funded, in part, by the Knight Initiative.