LB Community Foundation Announces Emergency Healthcare Services Grants Recipients

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lb-community-foundation B of A Grant recipientsLong Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) is pleased to announce the recipients of Emergency Healthcare Services Grants at a presentation ceremony on June 16 at 3:30 pm at Gallery Expo in Bixby Knolls (4321 Atlantic Avenue). Six nonprofit healthcare providers along the Atlantic Avenue corridor are named as recipients of these general operating support grants, made possible by financial support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The Bank granted $50,000 to LBCF to provide immediate capital to help local healthcare centers manage and meet the needs of rising patient caseloads. LBCF was designated as the Bank’s local granting agent for healthcare-related funds in Long Beach because of LBCF’s familiarity with the community.

The grant award recipients are Children’s Dental Health Clinic, The Guidance Center, For The Child, The Children’s Clinic, Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma, and Pacific Asian Counseling Services. Giving attention to holistic health needs, these six providers collectively address general health, dental, emotional, and mental health needs of adults and children. Grant awards vary in amount up to $10,000 and are designated for general support.

Continuing its strategic focus of providing emergency safety net funds to nonprofits delivering critical healthcare services to underserved families and individuals, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a second $50,000 grant to LBCF for the same purpose. Nonprofit healthcare organizations throughout the Long Beach community are eligible to apply for these grant awards.

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 operating 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, August 25. 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 October.

The Long Beach Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity that 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 on the Long Beach Community Foundation website or by calling Sandy VandenBerge at (562) 435-9033.

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