20 Dec Announcing The Launch Of Our Enhanced Grants Program
The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation is proud to announce the launch of our enhanced grants program! It reflects the refined focus and strategies determined by the Board of Trustees during the Foundation’s recently completed strategic planning process. The Miller Foundation’s vision for the future both honors the intent of our founders, Earl and Loraine Miller, and will deepen impact within our three program areas by addressing the most critical health needs of vulnerable children and families in the greater Long Beach community.
The mission of the Miller Foundation remains “to provide financial support and direction for tax-exempt organizations directed at servicing Long Beach youth and the Long Beach community with emphasis on children’s health and well-being.” We define health in alignment with the World Health Organization definition: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Core Program Areas and Focus
Within each of our three program areas we have designated a primary focus for grantmaking. This approach will enable us to concentrate resources for greater impact and to deepen relationships with organizations committed to the same outcomes. The three core program areas and designated focus within each are:
- Health – Focus area: Access to quality health care
- Education – Focus area-: High-quality educational support for young children
- Arts – Focus area: In-school arts education
Attached to this letter please find more detailed materials regarding our grants program, including our primary target constituency, program area descriptions, and desired grantmaking outcomes.
This year, the Arts program area will be open for application to the community! New organizations are encouraged to apply as well as returning organizations that meet the eligibility criteria and program specifications. Please review the overview of the Foundation’s grants program, including the arts program area description and eligibility requirements, as you consider whether your organization or program is aligned. The deadline for application submission is February 28th, 2017.
Our Health and Education program areas are by invitation only at this time. Organizations who are invited to apply will receive their invitation letter no later than January 15th, 2017. Please note that an invitation to apply does not guarantee funding.
We are proud to have partnered with so many excellent organizations over the past 50 years to promote children’s health in greater Long Beach, and look forward to the many years of supporting the community ahead. If you would like to request electronic copies of our grant program materials or application, please contact our office.