Long Beach Community Foundation (LBCF) was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to provide immediate emergency capital to local 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 (connectedcorridor.org) 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 consisting of one or two 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 5pm on Wednesday, April 28. They may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.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.