Grants


Community Investment Grant Program


The Port of Los Angeles Community Investment Grant Program creates funding opportunities for small to large community events, programs and projects that benefit surrounding harbor communities and promote the goals of the Los Angeles Harbor Department. The Port's goal is to partner with nonprofit organizations that have similar interests and goals, creating mutually supportive relationships.
 
Funds come from the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department’s annual budget, which is entirely self-supported from shipping and lease revenues, not taxpayers. 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 grant application period for the next round of grants (FY 2023/24) is scheduled for March-May 2023.
 
Grant recipients for FY 2022/23 are listed below.

FY 2022/23 Large Grants ($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 2022/23 Medium Grants (between $5,001-$99,999)
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles

Community Open House Program

Avalon Arts & Cultural Alliance

Avalon Arts & Cultural Alliance

Community Events
Cabrillo Beach Boosters

Cabrillo Beach Boosters

72nd John Olguin July 4th Spectacular

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor’s 16th Annual ILWU / PMA Luncheon  
Cabrillo Beach Youth Sailing

Cabrillo Beach Youth Sailing

Community Sailing Program for Youth​
CicLAvia

CicLAvia

CivSalon – Wilmington Waterfront Park  
Fiesta Corazón del Puerto

Fiesta Corazón del Puerto

Fiesta Corazón del Puerto

Friends of Banning’s Landing

Friends of Banning’s Landing

Various programs in support of Port of Los Angeles community events

Friends of Banning Museum

Friends of Banning Museum

Virtual Phineas Banning Birthday Celebration and Victorian Christmas​

Friends of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Friends of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Gala and event sponsorship; visitor engagement cart program

Friends of the Rotary Club of Wilmington

Friends of the Rotary Club of Wilmington

Various programs/events at Wilmington Waterfront Park

Harbor Gang Alternatives Program

Harbor Gang Alternatives Program

GAP & POLA Keep it Clean​
International Bird Rescue

International Bird Rescue

 Southern California Native Bird Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Crisis Response

International Seafarers Center 

International Seafarers Center 

International Seafarers Hospitality Program

LA Conservation Corps

LA Conservation Corps

San Pedro Waterfront Beautification​
LA Parks Foundation

LA Parks Foundation

Harbor Community Cabrillo Beach Pier Fishing Program  
Los Angeles Sailing Foundation

Los Angeles Sailing Foundation

Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup - Cal Maritime Invitations Intercollegiate Regatta

Marine Mammal Care Center

Marine Mammal Care Center

MMCC Pinniped Blood Testing Program
Pacific Battleship Center

Pacific Battleship Center

Various Events & Equipment
Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS)

Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS)

Career Technical Education: Marine Transportation

San Pedro City Ballet

San Pedro City Ballet

 Two performances – Fleet Week and Swan Lake

San Pedro Waterfront Arts

San Pedro Waterfront Arts

Adventures in Public Art Mural 
South Bay Center for Counseling

South Bay Center for Counseling

Clean Wilmington

Southern California Marine Institute

Southern California Marine Institute

SCMI Shoreside Station Monitoring Program
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
 
Wilmington YMCA

Wilmington YMCA

4th Annual YMCA 5K at the Wilmington Waterfront Park​

FY 2022/23 Small Grants ($5,000 and under)
Bridge Cities Alliance

Bridge Cities Alliance

San Pedro Pride
Community Partners

Community Partners

LA Walks - Community Workshops    
Los Angeles Harbor College

Los Angeles Harbor College

Scholarship
NAMEPA

NAMEPA

Planet and Ocean Discovery Series (PODS) - Open Ocean
San Pedro Art Association

San Pedro Art Association

2022 Harbor Wide All Grade Student Art Competition and Exhibit  

Wilmington Teen Center

Wilmington Teen Center

Wilmington Youth Harbor Exploration