Emergency grants available for healthcare services along Atlantic Avenue Corridor

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grant money for health care organizations long beachLong Beach Community Foundation (LBCF), a well-known grant-making institution, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to provide immediate emergency capital to Long Beach healthcare centers to help manage and meet the needs of rising patient caseloads during these challenging economic times.

Eligible nonprofit healthcare providers can receive up to $10,000 for core operating support. Organizations must be located along the Atlantic Avenue Corridor – the area defined by the Connected Corridor project which bisects the city from north to south and is identified by demographers and community developers as reflective of the entire Long Beach community.

In 2009, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation adopted a strategic focus on emergency needs to support organizations providing critical services to underserved families and individuals that are disproportionately affected by the economic downturn. LBCF has been designated as the bank’s local granting agent for healthcare-related funds in Long Beach because of LBCF’s familiarity with the community.

Interested organizations can apply by submitting a Letter of Inquiry (1-2 pages) that includes a brief description of the organization, the grant amount requested, and how it will specifically help the organization. The organization description should include when founded, annual operation budget amount, and services provided. Primary healthcare services encompass physical, emotional/mental, dental, vision, and hearing – anything that promotes a person’s health.

Letters of Inquiry must be received at LBCF by 5 pm on Wednesday, April 28. They may be submitted electronically to info@longbeachcf.org or by mail to Grants Administration, LBCF, 400 Oceangate Suite 800, Long Beach, CA  90802. Grant awards will be up to $10,000 and will be announced by early June.

The Long Beach Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity dedicated to initiating positive change in Long Beach. It helps individuals, families, and organizations meet their philanthropic goals; serves nonprofit agencies and organizations setting up endowment funds for them to ensure their future funding; assists professional advisors with their planned giving counseling; and makes strategic grants to Long Beach nonprofits to strengthen their positions and/or launch new programs.

LBCF’s mission is to initiate positive change for Long Beach through charitable giving, stewardship, and strategic grant-making with a vision of striving to be the preeminent steward of endowments serving the needs of Long Beach in perpetuity.

More information can be found at www.longbeachcf.org or by calling Sandy VandenBerge at (562) 435-9033.

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