LBCC Foundation

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 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.

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.


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.


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


Foundation Strategic Plan
Strategic Goals for the 2014-2019 Fiscal Year

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.