Application process opens for Lawrence Livermore National Security annual Community Gift Program

Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program for 2021.

Established in 2008, the LLNS Community Gift Program provides annual awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, community service and philanthropic needs of local and surrounding communities.

The LLNS Board of Governors will provide up to $150,000 to 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 ranging from $500 to $10,000.

In 2020, the Community Gift Program received more than 40 applications for grants. Thirty applications were selected for awards, the majority of which served 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.

All organizations interested in applying to the LLNS Community Gift Program must submit a gift application to LLNS by midnight Friday, Aug. 13. To be eligible, organizations must be sustainable, financially viable and accountable for spending and program results. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by Oct. 29.

For information regarding eligibility requirements, timelines and submitting an application, visit the web.


The Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), for the National Nuclear Security Administration, a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. LLNS is a limited liability company managed by Bechtel National, Inc.; the University of California; BWXT Government Group, Inc.; and the URS Division of AECOM. Battelle Memorial Institute also participates in LLNS as a teaming subcontractor. LLNS cutting-edge science is enhanced through the expertise of the team’s affiliation with The Texas A&M University System.