The Safe Surrender Scholarship Fund is administered by the Long Beach Community Foundation. Youth who were adopted as a Safely Surrendered Baby are eligible for the scholarship.  The scholarship may be used for any purpose toward higher education, including trade school, community college and a four-year university.  An Eligibility Verification Letter is sent to the adoptive family of a Safely Surrendered Baby at the time of finalization of their adoption. When the youth is 17 years old, the adoptive parents of the Safely Surrendered Baby may present the letter to the Foundation as verification of eligibility in the application for the scholarship.

If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact the Long Beach Community Foundation at (562) 435-9033 or you may wish to visit their website at   If you have questions about Post Adoption Services (PAS), or need a replacement copy of the eligibility verification letter, please call the PAS Hotline at (800) 735-4984.


Contributions to the fund are tax deductible. The Foundation issues a receipt to the donor that includes their tax ID number (20-5054010) and amount of the contribution.

Donations via check should be made payable to “Long Beach Community Foundation” and can be mailed to:

Long Beach Community Foundation
400 Oceangate, Suite 800
Long Beach, CA 90802

Please note in the memo section of the check “Safe Surrender.”