Grants & Foundation Giving


The Memorial Medical Center Foundation receives grants from private foundations, as well as federal, state and local granting agencies to improve the quality of life for patients served at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach.

We thank the people behind the following entities for their support:

  • Ahmanson Foundation
  • Allergan Foundation
  • Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
  • Beckstrand Cancer Foundation
  • Bickerstaff Family Foundation
  • BP Corporation North America, Inc.
  • The California Endowment
  • Carl E. Wynn Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Dameron Family Foundation
  • Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation
  • Edwards LifeSciences
  • Freeman E. Fairfield Foundation
  • First 5 LA
  • Hyundai Motor America
  • The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation
  • Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities – Southern California
  • The Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation
  • Southern California Edison Foundation
  • St. Baldrick's Foundation
  • Tichenor Support Foundation
  • Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

A few highlights from fiscal year 2011 — 2012:

This past year, the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation made a grant in the amount of $2,760,000 to support several areas of pediatric care at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach for the following positions:

  • medical director for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and in the same area
  • clinical research nurse and a certified research associate
  • educational psychologist for the Stramski Children's Developmental Center at Miller Children's

The Ahmanson Foundation funded a grant of $300,000 to the MemorialCare Center for Women at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach supporting the construction of a new Perinatal Special Care Unit. The Unit gives high-risk mothers with complicated pregnancies a positive and nurturing environment where physicians and health care professionals can identify health issues and solve problems to increase the number of healthy births. Annually, more than 2,000 high-risk women are admitted to the Unit, with a high percentage arriving as referrals from small community clinics and hospitals throughout the Southland.

The Carl E. Wynn Foundation provided a grant of $10,000 to increase access for pediatric and adolescent cystic fibrosis patients and parents to receive genetic counseling services. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease but too often families are blindsided by a diagnosis of CF, never having prior knowledge of a family history. A genetic counselor helps newly diagnosed patients and families to understand the genetic etiology of CF and the psychosocial aspects of being diagnosed with a genetic condition, which is a different conversation for every patient and family. Many patients and families continue to need genetic counseling as the disease progresses.

For additional information, please contact Iris Quiroz at (562) 933-1657 or by email.