08 Apr Miller Foundation Provides $875,000 for COVID-19 Relief
LONG BEACH, CA (Apr. 8, 2020) On March 27, 2020, the Board of Trustees for The Miller Foundation, led by Chair Ronald R. Arias, made several changes to its 2020/2021 funding criteria to focus on the ongoing crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly $825,000 will be distributed among 28 organizations serving children and families in Long Beach. These agencies have been given the opportunity to use the early-release grants to support maintenance of facilities and staff rather than for program-specific funding.
Additionally, The Miller Foundation joins many other responsible organizations by donating $50,000 to the Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund spearheaded by Mayor Robert Garcia and the Long Beach Community Foundation to offer urgent support to nonprofits who are providing critical supplies to vulnerable populations in the city of Long Beach.
The Relief Fund, a form of the Emergency Relief Fund established by the City in 2018, will provide up to $20,000 each to service organizations facing closure due to the “Safer at Home” directive. Each application is being considered on a case by case basis.
“These funds will support nonprofit organizations who are helping the most needy in our community,” said Arias.
The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation, established in 1967, has provided over $75 million to 125 agencies serving the Long Beach community’s families and children in the areas of health, education and the arts.
See More: The Miller Foundation has compiled a list of Long Beach area resources for those needing additional help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Found at EandLMillerFdn.com/covid-19-resources/