Community Benefit Program

The Community Benefit Grant Program awards grants from the Port Community Mitigation Trust Fund, which was established to address Port of Los Angeles and Port-related impacts in the communities of Wilmington and San Pedro.

What are Port and Port-related impacts?
These impacts are from the operations of the Port of Los Angeles, both on and off-port property, and it is HCBF’s goal to address these impacts by funding projects and programs that mitigate the past, present, or future impacts. The following are Port Impacts that HCBF has previously funded in the Community Benefit program:

  • Air Quality
  • Health Risk
  • Land Use
  • Marine Life & Ecology
  • Noise

Community Benefit Round 8 

HCBF is currently in the process of reviewing applications submitted in response to the Round 8 RFP. Award notifications will be released late Fall 2022.

Community Benefit Round 7 Grant Awardees

HCBF announced the award of $209,169 in grants to Los Angeles WalksSouth Bay Center for CounselingSharefest Community Development, and Wilmington Community Clinic. These organizations have been serving the communities of San Pedro and Wilmington, and we are honored to work with them. Below is an overview of the projects that have been awarded with these funds.

Los Angeles Walks
Grant Purpose:
 Los Angeles Walks is partnering with Best Start Wilmington to develop The Safe Streets Community Promotora Education Program and train the next community educators on built environment, safe streets, and how to access city resources.
Serving: Low income households, medically vulnerable individuals, commuters
Amount Awarded: $75,000

Wilmington Community Clinic
Grant Purpose:
 To expand their asthma and allergy programs, WCC will be using their funds to compensate their employees and purchase critical medical supplies. These funds will go towards asthma and allergy diagnoses, screenings and case management.
Serving: Low income, medically vulnerable, undocumented residents of Wilmington
Amount Awarded: $34,169

South Bay Center for Counseling
Grant Purpose:  SBCC will work on their Reclaiming Greenspace Project, in which they will convert a vacant lot into a community farm. Features of the farm will include raised beds that will be rented out to residents for $10 a month, a compost station, and a meditation space for community members.
Serving: Vulnerable families without access to healthy produce and green space in Wilmington.
Amount Awarded: $60,000

Sharefest Los Angeles
Grant Purpose:
  Sharefest LA is in the process of jumpstarting their 14-week service learning opportunity to engage students in continuation high schools. This program will include activities such as tree planting, renovation and improvements to public facilities and parks, and more. These activities will help improve air and water quality, neighborhood safety and aesthetics, accessibility and attractiveness of public facilities and parks.
Serving: High school continuation students, low-income port community members
Amount Awarded: $40,000

Materials for Current Community Benefit Grantees:

HCBF Approved Language Submit Grant Report

If you have any questions, please contact Tamanna Rahman, Program Director at Thank you!