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Founded
1992
Size
Giant
Instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems
The Aquarium's mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems, by involving the community, the region, and the nation in engaging, educational, and empowering exhibits and programs. Our vision is to create the first aquarium, and perhaps the first institution, in the world dedicated to conserving and building Natural Capital (Nature and Nature's services) by building Social Capital (the interactions between and among peoples). Opened in 1998 and located on the urban waterfront in Long Beach, California, the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts approximately 1.5 million visitors each year. The 156,000 square foot campus houses over 11,000 animal inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, which provide the foundation for all Aquarium activities and serve as ambassadors for their animal counterparts in the wild.
Founded
1999
Size
Giant
Educating the public about contemporary Latin American fine art
The Museum of Latin American Art's mission is to educate the public about contemporary Latin American fine art created by artists who have lived and worked in Latin America since World War II, through the presentation of a significant permanent collection, dynamic exhibitions and related cultural and educational programs. Founded by Dr. Robert Gumbiner in November 1996, it is the only museum in the western United States that exclusively features contemporary Latin American art. Through the utilization of its permanent collection, traveling exhibitions, and programs, the Museum educates a diverse Southern California audience about contemporary Latin American art.
Founded
2005
Size
Tiny
We work with the people to accelerate change.
Liberty in North Korea's main purpose is to work alongside the North Korean people to accelerate change by focusing in two main strategic areas: working directly with North Korean refugees, and changing the way the world views North Korea.
Founded
1963
Size
Large
Perpetuating Jewish life. Today and tomorrow.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach and West Orange County anchor the Jewish Community Partnership. Since 1948, the Jewish Federation has worked to preserve Jewish life and strengthen Jewish advocacy, while also providing assistance to people in need and at risk, where they are. Collaborating with individuals and across the community, we connect those who want help to those who need it most. More than fundraisers, we are expert facilitators who identify, convene and nourish the critical partners, programs and services that touch thousands of lives, every day. In your neighborhood, your country, and around the world.
Founded
1966
Size
Medium
Bringing people together to celebrate the arts
The Long Beach Museum of Art provides a cultural and educational resource to the community, enriching lives and promoting an understanding by bringing people together to celebrate the arts. The Museum's prized permanent collection includes approximately 3,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative arts objects. Particular strengths lie in 300 years of American decorative arts objects, early 20th century European art, California Modernism, and contemporary art of California. In addition to changing exhibitions, the Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults, musical programs, festivals, and other special events.
Founded
1972
Size
Medium
Helping make Long Beach a better place for all
Since 1972, the Long Beach Rescue Mission has opened its doors to thousands of men, women and children. The mission provides food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance to the homeless and less fortunate people of the community. The Long Beach Rescue Mission stands dedicated to helping individuals overcome the homeless cycle. We achieve long term goals and make a world of difference in today's society. The Long Beach Rescue Mission is comprised of two facilities. The Samaritan House serves as a home for men while Lydia House offers a safe haven for women and their children.
Founded
1983
Size
Medium
The good provider
The Foodbank of Southern California continues to be a major force in the fight against hunger, by providing basic sustenance and proper nutrition to the community's hungry citizens and ensuring that no individual go hungry, not even for a single day. The Foodbank of Southern California works daily to alleviate the damage persistent hunger inflicts on children, seniors, and families by serving as many charitable distribution agencies and securing as many food donations as possible. We continue to be the largest distributor of food in the economically depressed areas of Watts, South Central Los Angeles, Compton and North Long Beach.
Founded
1973
Size
Large
Funding research to cure arthritis!
To provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.