The Funding Process


The Funding Process


The Board of Directors of the Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation meets four times each calendar year to review policies and procedures, the progress of programs previously funded, and to consider the new grant requests. The board reviews approximately 50 grant applications each year.

The foundation is primarily interested in awarding grants of $5,000 to $50,000 to charitable organizations whose projects further the foundation’s aims and objectives. The average grant amount is $10,000, although larger grants are sometimes made for major projects. The foundation may elect to distribute the designated funds in a series of payments over the life of the project.

Organizations are not eligible for funding more than once in any twelve-month period. As a general rule, the foundation will not grant funding to any organization for more than three consecutive years. Requests for repeat or continued funding must be resubmitted on an annual basis.

All requests for funding start with the Letter of Intent (LOI) Questionnaire. Based on this questionnaire, the foundation will either ask for a full grant application or decline to consider funding.

Qualifying organizations seeking additional information or wishing to be mailed a Letter of Intent Questionnaire should contact the Foundation at:

Julie Meenan
Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
333 W. Broadway, Suite 312
Long Beach  CA 90802



Letter of Intent Questionnaire – Step One

Application Package – Step Two