About our Grantmaking

Program Areas

The Thomas J. Long Foundation’s grantmaking process is by invitation only. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals.

The Foundation awards grants to selected tax-exempt charitable organizations benefitting residents of Alameda or Contra Costa counties. Qualifying organizations must be recognized by the IRS as being described in either Section 501(c)(3), or 509(a)(1), or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation’s grantmaking is limited to four Program Areas:

Education 

The Foundation seeks to build a thriving educational environment for student success by supporting programs that address the following priorities:

  • Early Learning
  • Youth Development
  • K12 Systems and Supports
  • Family Engagement and Empowerment

Services for People with Disabilities

The Foundation seeks to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities by supporting programs that address the following priorities:

  • Early Intervention
  • Transitional Age Youth
  • Systems and Supports
  • Family Engagement

Services for Seniors

The Foundation seeks to improve services for seniors by supporting programs that address the following priorities:

  • Healthy Aging in a Supportive Community
  • End of Life Planning and Care
  • Strengthening the Safety Net to Ensure Fulfillment of Basic Needs

Safety Net

The Foundation supports programs that address the following priorities:

  • Anti-Poverty Collaboratives
  • Hunger Relief 
  • Legal Aid/Systems-Change

Current Grantees

Current grantees may access the E-Grants system via the link at the top of this page to submit required grant reports.

Applicants

Proposals are accepted on an invitation only basis. If you received an invitation code to submit a proposal to the foundation, you may access E-Grants via the link at the top of this page to begin the application process.