The Long Beach City College Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to support the students and staff and enhance the learning environment of the Long Beach City Community College District. The LBCC Foundation fulfills this mission by providing funding for scholarships, programs, capital projects and campus beautification.
Established in 1978, the LBCC Foundation funds about $1 million in student scholarships, faculty and staff grants, and other special projects each year. The LBCC Foundation operates with an endowment of nearly $15 million, thanks to contributions from individuals, alumni, corporations, and others.
The LBCC Foundation’s leading initiatives include a capital campaign launched in 2007 to support the Long Beach College Promise, which provides a full year of tuition for new students entering LBCC after they graduate from local high schools in Long Beach and surrounding communities. The awards total more than $500,000 for approximately 2,500 first-year full-time LBCC students.