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 $1,000 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: To Be Announced for FY 2020-2021

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 15, 2021

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.

2020 - 2021 Board

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

  • Mollie Beck, President
  • Matt Kinley, Vice President
  • Dennis Smith, Secretary
  • Alfredo Velasco, Treasurer
  • Gail Schwandner, Past President
  • Dorian Bolick, Director
  • Dana Buchanan, Director
  • Greg Burnight, Director
  • Denise Dahlhausen, Director
  • Salvador Farfan, Director
  • Lisa Finn, Director
  • Liz Lucas, Director