We Are The Miller Foundation

Miller Foundation For Kids

The Miller Foundation’s mission is to provide support for organizations serving the Long Beach community with emphasis on the health and well-being of children in need.

About The Miller Foundation in Long Beach


Since 2000, the Miller Foundation has committed over 30 million dollars to Long Beach organizations to grow and advance the youth in Long Beach…

Miller Foundation In Long Beach


The Miller Foundation is committed to investing our resources to give children living within these high-need neighborhoods the opportunity to flourish…


Within each of our three program areas we have designated a primary focus for grant making. This approach will enable us to concentrate resources…

Featured Program

The SmartStart Art Program


Five years ago, the Miller Foundation provided grant funding for a unique program centered around building students’ ability to explore, innovate and apply new ideas. The SmartStart Art program at Stevenson Elementary, created and run by teacher Ms. Nica Rumion, began as a volunteer co-op in a vacant classroom and approached art in a way that allowed children to think critically, to connect with their environment and to view art as not only a medium of creativity but of change.


With the continued support of our foundation and others, the program expanded to the entire school, then to several elementary campuses, and is now a model art program for all Long Beach Unified elementary schools. With the passing of State Proposition 28 in November of 2022, funding was provided that allowed SmartStart to stand on its own. We are proud to have been a part of this phenomenal opportunity to increase access for all children to arts education.

Earl and Loraine Miller

“I hope that all the children who are patients within the walls will find healing and love; and that they may go out the door with hope renewed to meet the world of tomorrow.”

~ Mrs. Loraine Miller ~

May 16, 1968