Grants

2020 Grant Recipients

The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Association’s Board of Directors congratulates our 2020 grants recipients:

  • Girl Scout Troop 3525
  • Los Angeles Rugby Club
  • Manhattan Beach Community Emergency Response Team Association
  • Manhattan Beach Community Church
  • Manhattan Beach Historical Society
  • Manhattan Beach Troop 713
  • MBX BOOSTER Mira Costa High School Surf Team
  • Mira Costa High School Band
  • Mira Costa High School Boys Basketball Boosters
  • Mira Costa High School Boys Lacrosse
  • Mira Costa High School Boys Tennis
  • Mira Costa High School Boys Soccer
  • Mira Costa High School Cross Country Booster Club
  • Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech Boosters
  • Mira Costa High School Girls Basketball
  • Mira Costa High School Girls Golf
  • Mira Costa High School Girls Lacrosse
  • Mira Costa High School Girls Soccer
  • Mira Costa High School Latino Scholar Union
  • Mira Costa High School Robotics
  • Neptunian Woman’s Club
  • Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc.
  • Pacific Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • Sandpiper Juniors
  • South Bay Children of War Foundation
  • South Bay Vietnamese Cultural Center
  • South High Drill Team
  • Vistamar Robotics
  • West High Interact

Many of these organizations have participated in the Hometown Fair in prior years.

They’re an important part of our annual tradition and their dedication to the community is admirable. These grants will help support their efforts. The grant committee will be reaching out directly regarding next steps.

We are distributing a total of $10,000 to community organizations!

Funds will be used to help:

  • maintain emergency vehicles and replenish medical supplies
  • support outreach ministries
  • update historical exhibitions and purchase artifacts
  • support rank and merit badges
  • provide band and colorguard equipment
  • help supply protective gear from Covid-19
  • assist athletes from inner cities
  • provide sports equipment and transportation to kids
  • support gold award projects
  • launch student mentorship programs for incoming freshman
  • support competitions and cover operational expenses
  • support virtual philanthropic efforts
  • feed the homeless
  • establish enrichment programs for less fortunate
  • support disabled children
  • provide humanitarian aid
  • provide sanitary and wellness kits for local shelters
  • support card making for healthcare workers/patients
  • and much more...

We received an overwhelming number of applicants. Thank you to those that participated in the process. If the virtual fair is deemed a financial success, additional grants may be awarded in a second phase.

The pandemic has made it difficult for non-profits to fund raise - it’s brought new challenges and unexpected costs. The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair is a major fundraising event for many of our local organizations, and most of them will miss out with our virtual fair. The Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair Association’s Board of Directors are committed to giving back. We are doing what we can to help, including initiatives to fund grants and scholarships. During the virtual fair, we will be distributing at least $10,000 back to the community. Grant recipients will be announced Virtual Fair Weekend - Saturday, October 3rd!

Supporting our community has been our mission for 48 years.

Beer Garden Official Malt Beverage Michelob Ultra
Keystone donor for our 2020 Grants