Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC

A Spirit of Giving

As the managing contractor of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is committed to being a valued citizen and good neighbor in its local communities.

In the spirit of giving, LLNS has established the LLNS Community Gift Program 2014 to provide up to $100,000 to community organizations. Gifts range in amounts from $1,000 to $20,000. Eligibility criteria and application follow. The primary focus of these gifts are programs and/or projects that support public K-14 science, math and engineering education; public K-14 special needs education and performing arts programs.

The LLNS Community Gift Program is separate and distinct from the annual LLNL HOME (Helping Others More Effectively) Campaign. The HOME Campaign is one of the Tri-Valley and San Joaquin Valley's most generous annual employee-based charity drives. The fundraising drive occurs in October-December of each year.

Gift Program Criteria

The LLNS Community Gift Program is open to publicly funded California K-12 schools and community colleges, IRS-qualified 501 (c)(3) entities and government agencies serving the Tri-Valley (the Livermore, Amador and San Ramon valleys) and San Joaquin County. Organizations must be sustainable and financially viable and will be asked to account for spending and program results. Additional criteria include:

  • IRS-qualified 501 (c)(3) entities must be registered with the State Attorney General's Registry of Charitable Trusts.
  • With the exception of K-14 educational institutions, which are addressed below, each applying organization is limited to one application.
  • Restrictions on applications from K-14 educational institutions include:
    • Applications from public schools must be submitted at the district level with a limit of three applications per district. Applications from educational foundations and PTAs will be considered part of a district's three submissions.
    • A single application may be submitted by the Alameda County, Contra Costa and San Joaquin County Office of Education (COE).
    • Applications from charter schools must be submitted by the school principal, with a limit of one application per school, including the school's foundations and PTA.
  • Faith-based entities may apply, but the gift cannot be used for religious purposes.
  • Organizations that received gifts in 2013 but did not file an acceptable Gift Accountability Report by the due date are not elligible for the 2014 program.

LLNS gift funds are not open to the following:

  • 501 (c)(3) organizations not registered with the California Attorney General's Registry of Charitable Trusts
  • Home-based child care/educational services
  • Private and/or parochial schools
  • Individuals or individual sponsorships of any kind
  • Fraternal, labor, social or athletic associations, organizations or clubs
  • Political or lobbying organizations or those supporting the candidacy of particular individuals
  • Student scholarships for academic, special needs or athletic programs, camps or other similar programs
  • Non-U.S. organizations or organizations whose activities are mainly international or national in focus
  • Health and human services organizations
  • Organizations benefiting or serving animals
  • General fund-raising or support for fund-raising events (e.g., walk-a-thons, dinner sponsorships, etc.)
  • Building and/or infrastructure improvements
  • Equipment other than scientific or special needs equipment for eligible K-14 schools
  • Purchases of automobiles, trucks, vans or other modes of transportation
  • Printing of flyers or other publications to generally promote an organization and its services
  • General administrative, organizational, operating, and advertising costs
  • Food or beverages

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by Oct. 3, 2014.

Timeline (dates may be subject to change.)
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 — gift call
  • Friday, August 8, 2014 — gift applications due
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 — gifts awarded
  • Friday, December 12, 2014 — accountability reports due

The LLNS Community Gift Program's Application Review Committee will review each application and provide its award recommendations to the LLNS manager.

Application Process
  • The application deadline was Friday, August 8, 2014
  • No additional collateral documents are necessary to apply for the LLNS Community Gift Program
  • If you have any questions, please contact
To submit an application:
  1. Download the application form to your desktop. (If your browser opens the form automatically, click the Save or Download button in the viewer.)
  2. Complete the form on your computer using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  3. Save the file with your organization's title in the filename.
  4. Email the completed application to

Deadline for applications was
August 8, 2014.
The application area is now CLOSED.
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