Long Beach Charitable Foundation

The Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation (LBRCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed in 1991 for Rotarians and other interested parties to make tax deductible donations to benefit the Long Beach community. Donations are used to fund programs meeting all three criteria

  • local
  • youth, and
  • educational programs

These include Rotary Club projects such as:

  • Rotary Centennial Park
  • Camp Enterprise
  • RYLA
  • Reading by 9, and
  • Rotary Reads

as well as grants to Long Beach area charities and programs that benefit and support youth and education.

Recent grants include those made to the:

  • Ability First
  • Able ARTS Work
  • Assistance League of Long Beach
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • CA Conference for Equality and Justice
  • Carpenter Center School Program
  • Carver Elementary Accessible Playground for the Disabled
  • Children's Maritime Museum
  • Children Today
  • DAYS
  • International City Theatre
  • Jazz Angels
  • LB Blast
  • LB Day Nursery
  • LB Public Library Foundation
  • Pools of Hope
  • Signal Hill Rotary
  • Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
  • Volunteer Center Operation Teddy Bear Literacy

Disbursements in 2016-2017 exceeded $40,000 with over $1.5 million returned to the community in the past 20 years!

If your organization meets the criteria, please submit all requests electronically to the Long Beach Rotary Office, Rotary@RotaryLongBeach.org via the LB Rotary Charitable Foundation Grant Application available. NOTE: New grant process under development for FY 2017-2018.


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  • The Board meets quarterly in August, November, February and May. Applications must be received by the 1st of August each year for annual review and awarding of grants.

    Since its inception, the major financing source for the Charitable Foundation has been the generous contribution of Rotary members on their birthdays and through recognitions. Rotary members and other interested persons may also make tax-exempt donations, testamentary gifts or bequests through their trust or will.



    Donations can be made payable to:


    Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation
    c/o Rotary Club of Long Beach
    400 Oceangate, Suite 470
    Long Beach, CA 90802

    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, and youth and education programs and organizations in the Long Beach community that may be considered for grants.

    2017 - 2018 Board

    • Jayne Lastusky, Chair (Rotary Club of Long Beach Immediate Past President)
    • Steve Keesal, Vice Chair (Rotary Club of Long Beach President)
    • Gail Schwandner, Secretary (Rotary Club of Long Beach President-Elect)
    • Nancy Kindelan, Treasurer (Rotary Club of Long Beach Treasurer)
    • Stacey Baltes
    • Greg Burnight
    • Salvador Farfan
    • Steve Kuykendall
    • Dennis Smith
    • Alfredo Velasco