Grants


Community Investment Grant Program

The Port of Los Angeles Community Investment Grant Program creates a funding opportunity for small to large community events, programs and projects that benefit the Port community and promote the goals of the Los Angeles Harbor Department. It is the Port's goal to partner with organizations that have similar interests and goals, creating mutually supportive relationships. Funds come from the Los Angeles Harbor Department’s annual budget – self-supported entirely from shipping and lease revenues rather than tax-payers. The overall program funds, as well as its component categories, vary each fiscal year. There is no guarantee that funds allocated in any one fiscal year will be the same as another – either for the overall program, component categories or successful applicants. Grant applicants must reapply each fiscal year.

 

The Port of Los Angeles is now accepting grants for FY 2021-22
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Program Overview

All community grants are made from the Harbor Department’s Harbor Revenue Fund. As such, grant proposals must be Tidelands Public Trust-compliant and clearly show a nexus and benefit between the proposal and the Harbor Department/Tidelands Public Trust.

 
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Instructions and Application

To be considered, complete the grant application, with all supporting documentation (including detailed budget), and submit via email to [email protected].The application period for Fiscal Year 2021-22 closes on Monday, May 10, at 4 p.m. For more information, join us for a virtual workshop on Thursday, April 1, at 6 p.m. No registration required.
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Sample Agreement

This Grant Agreement (“Agreement”) is between the City of Los Angeles, acting by and through the Executive Director of the Harbor Department (“City”), and NAME OF GRANTEE, a [non-profit/public benefit] corporation, [address] (“Grantee”).

 


 

FY 2020/21 Large Grant Recipients ($100,000 or more)
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

Wilmington P.O.L.A. (Port Ocean & Land Awareness) Program
EXP

EXP

 
Preparing the Next Generation Workforce
Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Los Angeles Maritime Institute


TopSail Youth Program
FY 2020/21 Medium Grant Recipients (between $5,001-$99,999)
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

AltaSea: Project Blue

Avalon Arts & Cultural Alliance

Avalon Arts & Cultural Alliance

Variety of Art Projects in Wilmington

Cabrillo Beach Boosters

Cabrillo Beach Boosters

71th Consecutive Annual John Olguin July 4th Spectacular

Fiesta Corazon del Puerto

Fiesta Corazon del Puerto

Fiesta Corazon del Puerto

The Banning Museum

Friends of Banning Park

Virtual Visitation and Education at The Banning Museum

Friends of Banning’s Landing

Friends of Banning’s Landing

Various Programming

Friends of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Friends of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Technology Upgrades and Ocean Outreach Program

Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Digital Timeline of the History of the Port of Los Angeles

Friends of the Rotary Club of Wilmington

Friends of the Rotary Club of Wilmington

Various Program Sponsorships

International Bird Rescue

International Bird Rescue

2020 Southern California Native Bird Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Crisis Response

International Seafarers Center 

International Seafarers Center 

International Seafarers Hospitality Program

Los Angeles Sailing Foundation

Los Angeles Sailing Foundation

Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup – Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta

Marine Mammal Care Center

Marine Mammal Care Center

Pinniped Blood Testing Program

Pacific Battleship Center

Pacific Battleship Center

Camp Battleship Overnight Youth Program

Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS)

Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS)

Career Technical Education: Boat Operations

South Bay Center for Counseling

South Bay Center for Counseling

Clean Wilmington

Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation

Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation

Think Watershed Project

The Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach

The Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach

Operation Teddy Bear
 
FY 2020/21 Small Grant Recipients ($5,000 and under)
NAMEPA

NAMEPA

Inspiring Marine Environment Protectors with NAMEPA's Educational Resources
Pacific Unicomm

Pacific Unicomm  

58th Annual LA Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade
 
 
San Pedro Art Association

San Pedro Art Association

2020 Harbor-Wide All Grades Student Art Competition and Exhibition

San Pedro City Ballet

San Pedro City Ballet

San Pedro City Ballet Celebrates the Port of Los Angeles

San Pedro Waterfront Arts District

San Pedro Waterfront Arts District

Storm Drain Art Contest

St. Bernard High School

St. Bernard High School

Marine Biology Aquarium Program

Wilmington YMCA

Wilmington YMCA

2nd Annual YMCA 5K