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 in local and surrounding communities.
The LLNS Board of Governors has authorized $200,000 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 $20,000.
In 2021, the Community Gift Program received more than 30 applications for grants. Twenty-nine 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 an application to LLNS by midnight Friday, Aug. 15. To be eligible, organizations must be sustainable, financially viable and accountable for spending and program results. Charity organizations must be registered as “current” with the State Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by mid-November.
For more information regarding eligibility requirements, timelines and to apply, see the LLNS website.
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