Applications open for LLNS annual gift program

llns (Download Image) Applications for Lawrence Livermore National Security's Community Gift Program are open.

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program.

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

All organizations interested in applying to the LLNS Community Gift Program must submit a gift application to LLNS by Friday, Aug. 18. To be eligible, organizations must be sustainable and financially viable and accountable for spending and program results. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Tuesday, Oct. 31. Awardees are required to submit accountability reports by Friday, Dec. 8.

Any 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 2016, LLNS received 81 applications totaling more than $680,000 in requests for grants. Thirty-four applications were selected for awards, the majority of which, serve children in the Tri-Valley area, Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties, with a focus on literacy, cultural arts and science, technology, engineering and math education. Other recipients focus their charitable efforts toward children, families, senior citizens and individuals in need of assistance.

More information on LLNS and its Community Gift Program is available on the web. For an application, go to the web.