LIVERMORE, California – Applications for the Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) annual Community Gift Program are due by Friday, Aug. 17.
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.
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 2017, LLNS received 71 applications totaling more than $555,000 in requests for grants. Thirty-seven 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 Aug. 17. 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 Nov. 2. Awardees are required to submit accountability reports by Dec. 21.