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COMMUNITY CHANGE WORK FUNDING AVAILABLE:

 

After our successful Long Beach Gives 2020 campaign, Long Beach Forward has flexible funding to support community change work in the Long Beach area during 2021. Projects will be awarded after a review by the mini-grant committee made up of Long Beach Forward staff and community leaders based on alignment with criteria and availability of funds.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants may be informal or formal groups (501c3 status not required) 

  • Applicants must submit a W-9 form

  • Funds will be used to support local Long Beach area community organizing and/or creative projects that align with Long Beach Forward’s mission and vision: to create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power.

  • Applicants must apply for use of funds of up to a maximum of $1,250 by Sunday, April 18, 2021 deadline.

  • Work must be performed by November 15, 2021.

  • Reporting entails midterm 1-1 check-in with Long Beach Forward staff in August and a final written report in December.

APPLICANTS MUST: 

  1. Be a Long Beach area community group/organization;

  2. Directly support community organizing and/or creative projects that align with Long Beach Forward's mission and vision - To create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power / Race and income do not determine one's future in Long Beach—it's a community where everyone is safe, connected, and healthy.

 

PROJECTS MUST:

  1. Provide an opportunity for learning and development; 

  2. Support community engagement; and/or

  3. Make a positive impact in areas of Long Beach where community members experience racial, health, and economic disparities.