Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation Grant

Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $50,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Los Angeles County, California

Location of residency: United States

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Established by Josephine Gumbiner in 1989, the foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of women and children in the Long Beach area of Southern California. This includes supporting organizations providing daycare, job training, temporary and transitional housing, afterschool tutoring and mentoring, and health care, with a special emphasis on intervention, prevention and direct service. Projects funded by the foundation in the past have ranged from childcare scholarships to women’s shelters to intervention programs for at-risk youth and participatory cultural programs for children and teens. Types of funding include program-specific and general operating support. 

The Board meets four (4) times each year, generally in March, June, September and November. Letters of Intent are reviewed on an on-going basis in order to create a docket of 10 to 20 grant applications for each meeting. Deadlines are created and modified depending on the number of requests in the queue.

The Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation preserves its founder’s spirit of community involvement and service through charitable giving.

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  • Application for grants are welcome from all 501(c)(3) organizations involved in programs that meet the foundation’s goal of protecting and enriching the lives of women and children in Long Beach, California. 


  • The foundation does not make grants to individuals, political campaigns, lobbying efforts, programs that supplant traditional schooling, pass through organizations, organizations with endowments greater than five million dollars, or organizations with Long Beach client bases of less than 75 percent.
  • Any organization that discriminates on the basis of race, creed, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or national origin will not be considered for funding.

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