LONG BEACH FIRE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
The purpose of the Long Beach Fire Professional Development Foundation (“Foundation”) is to enhance the safety, health, and economic viability of the Long Beach community. We do this by funding proposals from Long Beach Fire Department (CA) sworn and non-sworn staff for professional development programs and experiences that enable them to acquire and hone relevant knowledge and skills in ways that benefit our community as well as raise the leadership bar throughout the department.
Grant applicants must demonstrate clearly how their proposals will affect the level of public safety in the Long Beach community, and they must agree to share what they learn with their colleagues. They also must exhaust other funding sources before submitting their proposals to us. As a non-profit organization,* the Foundation is an independent entity that relies on individual and corporate donations to fulfill its purpose.
*501(c)3 status pending