Grant Program

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 $2,500 and are evaluated on creativity, uniqueness and emphasis on preparing students to be ready to read at grade level by age 9.

Please select the appropriate application depending on whether you are a teacher or nonprofit.

Deadline for Applications: January 28, 2022 (Grant cycle now closed for FY 2021-2022)

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 $2,500 to $5,000. For this FY 2021-2022 funding, a total of $20,000 is available.  Applications will be evaluated on creativity, uniqueness, capacity to complete and sustain the project and impact on Long Beach.

Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2022 (Grant cycle now closed for FY 2021-2022)

 

FY 2021-2022 Community Grant Recipients:

Adventures to Dream Enrichment

Century Village at Cabrillo

Historical Society of Long Beach

Leadership Long Beach

Long Beach BLAST

Long Beach Police Foundation

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach

WomenShelter of Long Beach

Donations

Donations can be made payable to:
Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation
400 Oceangate, Suite 470
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-436-8181

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, youth and education programs and organizations in the Long Beach community that may be considered for grants.

2022 - 2023 Board

Donations can be made payable to:
Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation
400 Oceangate, Suite 470
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-436-8181

  • Dennis Smith, President
  • Alfredo Velasco, Vice President
  • Michele Dobson, Secretary
  • Steve Hockett, Treasurer
  • Matt Kinley, Past President
  • Dana Buchanan, Director
  • Greg Burnight, Director
  • Juan Huizar, Director
  • Danita Humphrey, Director
  • Freda Hinsche Otto, International Services Director
  • Julie Meenan, Director
  • Leslie Wiberg, Director