SAN PEDRO, Calif. – July 23, 2013 – The Port of Los Angeles has introduced a pilot Community Investment Sponsorship Program that will provide $50,000 in grant funding for local programs and events benefiting the Los Angeles Harbor area and the LA Waterfront. Grant applications are due September 20, 2013.
“This pilot grant program is designed to help the Port of Los Angeles reach and support a variety of local organizations undertaking programs and projects that positively impact our local Port community,” said Cynthia Ruiz, the Port’s Deputy Executive Director for External Relations.
In addition to supporting efforts that promote the LA Waterfront and surrounding coastal areas as vibrant visitor destinations, grants will also be awarded to organizations focused on educating the community about environmental stewardship and sustainability, the benefits of international trade, security and safety, and maritime history and tradition.
The new pilot program will make funds available in increments of up to $5,000 per requesting organization. Nonprofit organizations must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to apply, and funds must be spent by June 30, 2014. A grant committee comprised of Port and community representatives will review and approve all grant applications. Funds for this grant pilot program come from Port of Los Angeles revenues, which are non-tax supported.
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.
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