LBCC Foundation


Long Beach GAVE!

Let us start by saying THANK YOU to our incredible community of donors, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Your support enabled us to raise over $40,000 to help Long Beach City College students achieve their dreams!


Your efforts have provided:

  • Over $1,000 to build a library of diverse books in our Child Development Centers
  • Over $4,500 for resources for students facing housing insecurity through the Helping Homeless Students Associates
  • Over $12,000 to continue necessary programs for older adults through the Lifetime Learning Center
  • Over $26,000 to offer flexible aid to meet the emergency needs of our students through the Viking Student Emergency & Basic Needs Fund

We received support from every facet of our community – the LBCCD Board of Trustees, LBCC staff and faculty, alumni, community members, emeritus staff and faculty, local businesses, and the LBCC Foundation’s Board of Governors, associate groups, and staff.

We set out to raise $10,000 for our students and more than quadrupled that. We thank you for your support, and we thank you for continuing to trust the LBCC Foundation’s ongoing work to make a positive impact in our community.


Support The Viking Student Emergency and Basic Needs Fund

COVID-19 is currently impacting over 25,000 Viking students as they continue to work toward their educational goals.

The Viking Student Emergency and Basic Needs Fund was established to respond to the immediate needs of students and student services.  Whether the need is technology, food, housing, or any other obstacle that may impede the learning environment, the Viking Student Emergency and Basic Needs Fund helps to remove any barriers to education that a student may encounter.
Since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis the Long Beach City College Foundation and Alumni Association have partnered with LBCC to support students in the areas of housing, food, technology, transportation, and mental health. The LBCC Foundation’s Board of Governors generously matched the first $10,000 raised for the Student Emergency Fund.   Our community again responded and longtime supporter The Don Temple Family Charitable Foundation and an Anonymous donor created an additional $10,000 match.  This was followed by contributions from the Long Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation and the Long Beach Community Foundation.  We are grateful for our community’s generous support of our students during these unprecedented times. 
As the new school year approaches and students are faced with attending classes virtually, the Foundation is working to continue our support of students by providing access to technology, food, and housing. Our goal is to remain adaptable during these times to ensure that no student has to put their educational goals aside. Together we can make a difference in the lives of our students.


LBCC Foundation – Investing in our Future

The Long Beach City College Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to support the students and staff and to enhance the learning environment of the Long Beach Community College District. The LBCC Foundation fulfills this mission by providing funding for scholarships, programs, capital projects, and the emerging needs of our students.


Established in 1978, the LBCC Foundation funds nearly $4 million in student scholarships, faculty and staff grants, program support, 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 members of our community.

Learn more about the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives including Long Beach College Promise & Promise 2.0, President’s Partners for Promise, Establishing a Scholarship, Associate Groups, LBCC Grants, and the Alumni Association.


Long Beach City College Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to support the College’s outstanding and evolving learning environment.


Long Beach City College Foundation values lifelong education as vital to a dynamic, productive society and recognizes that Long Beach City College serves as a gateway to the future for our diverse community.  The Foundation provides resources to enhance the College’s role as a community innovator and leader.


Foundation Strategic Plan
Strategic Goals for 2014-2019

Four initiatives seek to expand Long Beach City College Foundation’s efforts to ensure the continued growth and success of the Foundation in supporting the needs of the College and its students and faculty: scholarship and grant awards, alumni engagement, fundraising activities, and strengthened infrastructure and governance.