Long Beach is a Giving City – Participate in Long Beach Gives 2020

Over $500k donated during pandemic and economic slowdown.

Did you know that so much of what you love about Long Beach is fueled by the tireless work of area nonprofits? The nonprofits within this city have been critical conductors in terms of pooling together their resources and providing aid to those who need it most. Not only do they provide help for those in need, our nonprofits champion initiatives that typically get cut from budgets when resources are impacted.

Over 400 nonprofits step up every day and help the more than 400,000 people that live in Long Beach. They keep our community the creative, safe, supportive, empathetic, and thriving place that we are proud to call our home.

People standing in front of Long Beach City Hall wearing red.

Organizers of Long Beach Gives pose with nonprofit leaders in front of City Hall at the City of Long Beach’s proclamation for the inaugural year of the fundraiser in 2019.

In 2019, Long Beach Gives, an initiative spearheaded by the Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation, kicked off the city’s annual day of giving to support local nonprofits and bring attention to all of the good that they do in our community. In their inaugural year, they set out to raise $350,000 and ended up raising over $822,000! This year, during the first couple of days of early giving, Long Beach Gives is already well on their way to their goal of raising $1,000,000 dollars, with almost $500,000 raised to date. The official day of giving is September 24th; however, early giving kicked off on the 17th.

Long Beach Gives is encouraging locals to get involved so that our city can hit this year’s goal at a time when we need it most. While our community has been negatively impacted by the effects of COVID-19, our nonprofits have stepped up and stepped in to meet this moment and serve residents when they needed it most. Long Beach nonprofits have been on the front lines during this pandemic for those in need, so Long Beach Gives is calling on our community to get involved by picking their favorite nonprofit by visiting LongBeachGives.org, and donating any amount that they can.

Three women wearing masks and holding posters pose for a photo in front of a step and repeat.

Danielle Potter (pictured left) of the Rose Park Neighborhood Association stops for a photo op with Julie Meenan (center) of the Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation and Michelle Byerly (right) of The Nonprofit Partnership while picking up her campaign supplies for Long Beach Gives 2020.

Whether you can donate $5 or $5,000, every little bit counts. You can choose from a number of participating Long Beach organizations to contribute to and/or promote. Not familiar with any local nonprofits? Choose from 16 different categories of causes to contribute to. All participating organizations will be accepting tax deductible donations on their designated fundraising pages.

Funds raised by our community provide direct support for those in need. From shelter to food security, to animal services, to support for the elderly, youth support, environmental causes, or education, you can choose from over 150+ nonprofits to support during our citywide day of giving. Together, we can start to rebuild and rebound after a year of major setbacks.

Be sure to visit LongBeachGives.org and check out the list of this year’s participating nonprofits in Long Beach’s annual Giving Day. Be sure to make your donation by the 24th, and tell your friends to do the same!

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