Open to Faculty, Staff, Department Heads, & Deans
Application Cycle Open Through
Friday, March 10, 2023 by 5:00 PM
The Long Beach City College Foundation exists for the purpose of providing financial support to faculty, staff, and programs that support students. The Foundation grant program is one major way that support is provided. Several grants are awarded annually to support projects based on need, impact, and innovation. Special consideration is given to projects that include matching funds.
What is a Foundation Grant?
The Long Beach City College Foundation provides financial support to faculty, staff, and programs that support students. The Foundation grant program provides funding for projects which are innovative, make an impact, and serve the needs of the college community. Special consideration is given to projects that include matching funds.
How much does the Foundation Grant award to applicants?
Grants can range from $300 to $5,000 or more if the impact is across several departments. For grants over $2500, submissions in conjunction with at least two Department Heads are preferred and for grants of $5,000, it is highly suggested to be in conjunction with at least two School Deans. Please apply for the amount needed. (This is a change from previous years.)
When will the funds be available?
Funds will be disbursed after July 1st, 2023 into LBCC Foundation department accounts, as designated on the application.
What are the expectations after receiving the grant?
Grant awardees are required to sign an agreement for funds which will be provided once the awardee is notified of their selection. Grant awardees are also expected to provide a written summary of the program’s impact by the end of the academic year. We also require a minimum of five (5) photographs or videos of the program or project funded to use in our own marketing. Please provide these to the Social Media Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with your grant name in the email subject line.
Who is eligible to apply for a Foundation grant?
Any Long Beach City College faculty member, staff member, or administrator may apply. If a grant was received the previous year, an evaluation of that project must be submitted with the current application in order for a current submission to be considered. In order to assist as many areas of the college as possible, multiple submissions from one department/area is discouraged. Associated Student Body campus clubs are not eligible for Foundation grants and are encouraged to apply for grants provided by the ASB grant process.
What is the deadline for submitting the application?
To be considered, all applications must be submitted on the provided fillable form and sent electronically to the Foundation Office by 5:00 pm Friday, March 10, 2023. No late submissions will be accepted.
What criteria will be used?
The criteria that the grants committee will use when considering each application include:
- College Mission – Is the project consistent with the college mission?
- Need – Why is this project needed? To what degree will the project serve the LBCC population?
- Innovation – Will the project encourage new, imaginative, creative, exciting ideas?
- Impact – Will the project be viewed as a meaningful expenditure of Foundations funds? Does the project promote and enhance the reputation of the college in the broader community?
- Leverage – Will the project be leveraged by additional funds from a different source?
- Project Schedule – Can the activities included in the project realistically be completed?
- Budget Detail – Are the expenditures realistic and an appropriate use of Foundation funds?
Who will evaluate the applications?
A special committee consisting of members of the Foundation Board of Governors will evaluate, rank and recommend to the Foundation Executive Committee the projects to be funded. The Foundation Executive Committee will review those projects to assure they meet the mission of the college. The number of projects funded is dependent on available funds as well as the quality of the projects submitted. The Foundation Executive Committee will authorize the college President to announce the grant recipients.
Do you have questions?
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Daniela Gonzalez in the Foundation Office at email@example.com or (562) 938-4163.