Welcome to the LBIF!
The LBIF is supported almost solely by the local community, including individuals and businesses. More than 90% of the LBIF’s annual revenues come from fees for the programs the organization offers and from generous contributions by community members. Most gifts received from the community are between $50 and $1,000. Contrary to popular belief, there is no single contributor that underwrites the operations and programs the LBIF provides each year. The LBIF is supported financially in the following ways:
- Program and Class Fees: 40%
- Membership Contributions: 33%
- Special Events: 10%
- Individual and Business Contributions: 9%
- Government and Private Grants: 4%
- Other (rentals, investments, etc.): 4%
One of the best ways to find out more about how the LBIF operates and functions is to get involved! Everyone is welcomed at the LBIF, but only members receive special discounts on classes and invitations to special members’ events and programs. Find out more about becoming a member.