Eligibility Requirements

You must meet all requirements listed below to submit a Grant Request:

  1. An organization must have current 501(c)(3) Public Charity status from the Internal Revenue Service(IRS). It may not be a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  2. Organizations must be located in, or serving populations of Oakland's Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park.
  3. Organizations must not have any delinquent final reports for previous grants.


The Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Charitable Foundation does not fund:

  • Projects not aligned with the Foundation's specified mission.
  • General operating support for ongoing activities
  • Direct grants, scholarships, or loans for the benefit of specific individuals
  • Loans or debt requirements
  • Program or projects of organizations whose policies or practices discreminate on the basis of ethnic origin, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation
  • Emergency Funding