Long Beach Charitable Foundation

Grant Program 2017-2018

Commitment to serving the community is the Rotary Club of Long Beach’s greatest accomplishment. The Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that supports community efforts to improve the quality of life of our great city through project grants. All applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization. We offer two funding categories:


Literacy Grants

Literacy grants fund local literacy projects run by libraries, childcare centers, nonprofits and other organizations. These grants are funded by Rotarians as part of our Reading by 9 program. Literacy grants range from $500 to $2500 and are evaluated on creativity, uniqueness and emphasis on preparing students to be ready to read at grade level by age 9.

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018


  • Literacy Grant Application Literacy Grant Application (116 KB)

  • Community Grants

    Community Grants are designed to support programs that enrich and improve the quality of life for youth in Long Beach. Grants range from $5,000 to $10,000. Applications will be evaluated on creativity, uniqueness, capacity to complete and sustain the project and impact on Long Beach.

    Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2018


  • Community Grant Application Community Grant Application (154 KB)

  • Donations

    Donations can be made payable to:

    Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation
    c/o Rotary Club of Long Beach
    400 Oceangate, Suite 470
    Long Beach, CA 90802

    The Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of Rotarians, including the Rotary Club of Long Beach President, President-Elect and immediate Past-President. The members of the Board welcome the opportunity to discuss the purpose of the Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation, possible gifts and bequests, and youth and education programs and organizations in the Long Beach community that may be considered for grants.


    2017 - 2018 Board

    • Jayne Lastusky, Chair (Rotary Club of Long Beach Immediate Past President)
    • Steve Keesal, Vice Chair (Rotary Club of Long Beach President)
    • Gail Schwandner, Secretary (Rotary Club of Long Beach President-Elect)
    • Nancy Kindelan, Treasurer (Rotary Club of Long Beach Treasurer)
    • Jan Maize, Chief Investment Officer
    • Stacey Baltes
    • Mollie Beck
    • Greg Burnight
    • Salvador Farfan
    • Steve Kuykendall
    • Dennis Smith
    • Alfredo Velasco

    Downloads

  • LB Rotary Charitable Foundation 2015 990EZ LB Rotary Charitable Foundation 2015 990EZ (1416 KB)
  • Community Grant Application Community Grant Application (154 KB)
  • Literacy Grant Application Literacy Grant Application (116 KB)