About Us

Raising One Million Dollars to Make a Difference

Second Annual Event

Long Beach Gives is our city’s annual day of online giving. The 24-hour online fundraiser provides an easy and fun way for our entire city to give together. It also provides Long Beach nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure and start relationships with new donors.

Our goal is to inspire individuals and businesses in our community to come together to make a difference in the exemplary work of the 150+ local, participating nonprofits. The success of Long Beach Gives last year helped raise awareness about nonprofits and the critical role they play in our community. We surpassed our $350,000 fundraising goal and raised over $822,000 for the 93 participating organizations.

Long Beach Gives is returning on Thursday, September 24, 2020 with a $1 million goal and 150+ participating nonprofits serving the city of Long Beach!

Our Beginnings

Long Beach Gives started as a graduate school project of Julie Meenan, Executive Director of the Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation (JSGF). With the support of the JSGF Board and in collaboration with The Nonprofit Partnership, a Steering Committee was formed in March 2018. Early founding organizations included: Long Beach Community Foundation, The Rudolph J. and Daphne A. Munzer Foundation, The California Endowment, The Earl B. and Lorraine H. Miller Foundation and the Arts Council for Long Beach. Along with the Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation, these foundations guided and supported the creation of a new online, citywide, fundraising effort.

Inaugural Year was a Success!

Last year, Long Beach Gives, with nearly 100 participating nonprofits and 871 peer fundraisers, launched a 24-hour giving day on September 19, 2019. Long Beach donated generously in support of the nonprofit sector. The success of Long Beach Gives last year helped raise awareness about nonprofits and the critical role they play in our community. We surpassed our $350,000 fundraising goal and raised over $822,000 for the participating organizations.

Returning in 2020

Long Beach Gives returns for a second year and aims to raise one million dollars in support of 150+ nonprofits that make our community a more vibrant place to live, work, and play. The online Giving Day campaign will help people find, learn about and be able to easily donate to causes in which they believe. The goals of Long Beach Gives are to raise awareness about nonprofits and the critical role they play in our communities, and to inspire people to give generously to nonprofits, creating a strong community where everyone can thrive.

Nonprofits in Need

Nonprofits are critical to the community now more than ever. Whether you’ve attended local arts or music events, received legal support or health care services, adopted a pet, or enrolled your child in a special after school program, chances are high you’ve interfaced with a dozen or more groups. Long Beach nonprofits have continued to: offer safety net services; find new ways to interact with our youth; advocate for positive change; strengthen mental health services and provide access to the arts as we navigate a new normal. By donating through Long Beach Gives you help to ensure they endure so that our communities can count on them in the months and years to come. Without local nonprofits working tirelessly to fulfill their missions — everyday — our community would look and feel like a very different place.

find your cause

Browse over 150 participating nonprofits impacting our community, to discover causes that are important to you.

give local

Learn about each nonprofit and how their mission-critical services are making a difference in Long Beach.

Grow More Good

With the support of prize sponsors and Challenge Funds secured by nonprofits, your donation goes farther.

September 24th

make a difference

Welcome our new Campaign Director

Nicolassa Galvez

Key Contributors to Our Success​

Steering Committee

Nicolassa Galvez, Campaign Director, Long Beach Gives
Julie Meenan, Executive Director, Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
Michelle Byerly, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Partnership
Christina Kreachbaum, Program Manager, The Nonprofit Partnership
Yulene Teagle-Alarcon, Youth Committee Chair
Zayda Garcia, Executive Director, The Rudolph J. and Daphne A. Munzer Foundation
Gisele Fong, Program Manager, The California Endowment
Darick Simpson, President, Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation
Jeff Williams, Interim Director, Long Beach Economic Inclusion Center
Simon Grieve, Publisher, Southern California News Group
Loren Alexis Simpson, President, #expLOREN Strategies
Griselda Suarez, Executive Director, The Arts Council for Long Beach
Marcelle Epley, President & CEO, Long Beach Community Foundation

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333 W. Broadway, Suite 312

Long Beach, CA 90803

Call us at (562) 645-6476

Email us at info@longbeachgives.org

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