PORT OF LOS ANGELES WILL AWARD UP TO $1 MILLION TOWARD COMMUNITY GRANTS
Applications due May 11; Informational Workshops on April 1-2
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – March 2, 2020 – The Port of Los Angeles will award up to $1 million in non-taxpayer-funded community grants to support nonprofit organizations that benefit the Los Angeles Harbor community through its annual Community Investment Grant Program.
Since 2013, the Port has invested more than $1 million each year in more 60 local organizations that support community projects, programs and events, as part of the Community Investment Grant Program. Grant funding comes from Port-generated revenues and is available in three categories: small (less than $5,000), medium ($5,001-$99,999) and large (more than $100,000). To be considered, an applicant must be a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, with an initiative that promotes local workforce development, education, the environment, or LA Waterfront.
Interested local organizations can learn more about the annual grants program and application guidelines at workshops on Wednesday, April 1, at 6 p.m., at Banning’s Landing Community Center in Wilmington, and Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building in San Pedro. Applications are due Monday, May 11, by 4 p.m. For more information about how to apply for grant funding, visit portoflosangeles.org.
After the application period closes, applications are reviewed by a committee comprised of representatives from the harbor communities of San Pedro and Wilmington, Los Angeles City Council District 15 and Port of Los Angeles staff members. Once the committee makes its selections, the Port will announce this year’s grant awards to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners in June.
Community↔Connection is a video series produced by the Port that explores the success of the Community Investment Grant Program. Each episode focuses on a different grant recipient, including the Rotary Club of Wilmington, EXP, Volunteer Center of South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, International Bird Rescue Center, and Beacon House.
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative, strategic and sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s economy and quality of life. North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $276 billion in trade during 2019. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs in the five-county Southern California region.