Applications due for Lawrence Livermore National Security Community Gift Program

llns (Download Image) The robotics teams at Heritage High School in Brentwood received a grant through the 2015 Lawrence Livermore National Security Community Gift program. Here one of the team members demonstrates some award-winning robotics to participants at the Laboratory’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in May 2016.

LIVERMORE, California – Applications are due Friday, Aug. 19, for the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) 2016 Community Gift Program for 2016.

Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, community service and philanthropic needs of local and surrounding communities.

Nonprofit California educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations and government agencies serving Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties are eligible to apply. Gifts will be awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $20,000.

In 2015, the Community Gift Program received 78 applications for grants. Thirty-two applications were selected for awards, the majority of which served children in the Tri-Valley and San Joaquin County, with a focus on literacy, science, technology, engineering and math education and cultural arts.

All organizations interested in applying to the LLNS Community Gift Program must be sustainable and financially viable and accountable for spending and program results. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by Oct. 26.

Applications and more information are available on the web.