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Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association (LBNMHA) Grant

Grants to Long Beach, California Nonprofits, For-Profits,
and Agencies for Historical Preservation Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Long Beach Community Foundation - Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association (LBNMHA)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

12/17/19 3:00 PM Hard copy and electronic submittal


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Grants ranging between $5,000 and $50,000 to Long Beach, California nonprofits, for-profits, and public agencies for local historic preservation projects. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Funding is intended to support and foster the identification, evaluation, preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and interpretation of historical resources, sites, and archival sources within the City of Long Beach. Historical resources may include buildings, public landscapes or contributing structures in historic neighborhoods.

Proposed Projects must:

  • Be located within the City of Long Beach;
  • Have its historic designation if the proposed project involves buildings, structures or sites, whether from a local, state or national entity;
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Priority is given to:

  • Projects or buildings that provide public benefit and affect the public good for historic preservation and the heritage of Long Beach
  • Projects that recognize the contributions of the Long Beach Naval Station and Shipyard to the City of Long Beach
  • Projects that honor the work of architect Paul Revere Williams
  • Projects that are visible to the public
  • Projects that can be implemented within a one-year grant period
  • Applicants with a demonstrated track record and commitment to historic preservation
  • Applicants that can demonstrate additional resources to accomplish their work, as LBNMHA prefers not to be the sole funder of a project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174277

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 - $50,000

Term of Contract:

Projects should be implemented within a one-year grant period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be:

- A nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
- A for-profit entity, individual or public agency, if the project provides a public benefit consistent with the purpose of the Association;
- Operated and organized so that it does not discriminate in the hiring of staff or the provision of services on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.

Grants will not be considered for the following:

- Endowments
- Sectarian purposes (i.e., programs that promote or require a religious doctrine)
- Re-granting programs that would grant Association dollars to others
- Projects already completed
- General operating support
- General maintenance and repair

Pre-Application Information:

2019-20 Grant Application Schedule:

08/19/2019 Application materials available
10/02/2019 Letters of Intent due to Long Beach Community Foundation
11/19/2019 Successful letters invited to submit a full proposal
12/17/2019 Full proposals due to Long Beach Community Foundation
02/24/2020 Grants awarded

To make the best use of all resources the application process has been divided into two phases: 1) a Letter of Intent and 2) a full proposal. All Letters of Intent are screened for eligibility by Long Beach Community Foundation staff. Eligible requests are then reviewed by the LBNMHA Board of Trustees. Because of limited resources, only a small number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Letter of Intent must be submitted both electronically and by hard copy by 3 p.m. on October 2, 2019.

Full Proposal must be submitted both electronically and by hard copy by 3 p.m. on December 17, 2019.

For details on LOI and Full Proposal submittal insructions, see the URL for Full Text link below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit LOIs and Full Proposals either:

Electronically: email (in a .pdf format) to

Hard Copies: Mail or hand-deliver two copies to: Long Beach Community Foundation, 400 Oceangate Suite 800, Long Beach, CA 90802

For more information about the Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association and its granting process, please contact:

Cheryl Perry, LBNMHA Board Chair
(562) 715-0804,


Tara Sievers, Long Beach Community Foundation
(562) 435-9033, or using the above email address

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California: City of Long Beach