Open Call for Nonprofit Site Improvement Projects

National Philanthropy Day
All project ideas must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, April 27, 2018.

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 annually chooses a local nonprofit organization to support with some type of renovation.  LBCF’s National Philanthropy Day allows the Community Foundation to “roll up its sleeves” and make a meaningful impact up close and personal with a Long Beach nonprofit. Previous nonprofits who have benefited from these efforts include: Young Horizons, Boys and Girls Clubs of Long Beach, Precious Lamb Preschool, and the Long Beach Rescue Mission’s Lydia House.

Who can submit projects for consideration:
Applicants must be 501c3 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 in one day.
  • Projects that will utilize or greatly benefit from the 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.

When will the project take place:
The selected Long Beach site will be ready for renovations in October.

How to submit a project idea:
To submit your project for consideration, please complete the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Application and email it to

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

Deadline: All project ideas must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday, April 27, 2018. All sites considered will require a site inspection.

Questions: Call (562) 435-9033.