The Miller Foundation is committed to investing resources that give children living in high-need neighborhoods the opportunity to flourish, develop, and reach their full potential. Foundation funding will be primarily directed to programs impacting children in identified vulnerable neighborhoods of greater Long Beach that address issues within our three focus areas.
Long Beach, the seventh largest city in California, is on one hand a city of great resources: culturally diverse, home to beautiful ecological features and esteemed institutions of higher educational. On the other hand, it is a city of great needs, facing high levels of poverty and its multiple effects, environmental pollution, and high housing costs.
Over the years, Long Beach has become “a tale of two cities,” where certain neighborhoods are characterized by the benefits and resources of affluence while other neighborhoods bear the brunt of low incomes, decreased resources, and the challenges plaguing communities of poverty.