GRANTS FOR LONG ISLAND'S EAST END
Patrick attends East End Hospice's music therapy program for children recovering from a death of a loved one or other painful event. With funding from the all for the East End Fund, it purchased new drums for its summer program.
"We received hundreds of proposals that vividly illustrates the need on the East End," David M. Okorn, Executive Director of the Long Island Community Foundation.
Our All For the East End Fund (known as the AFTEE Fund) recently distributed $50,000 among 20 hard-working charities serving Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, Southold, and East Hampton. Named the Building Stronger Neighborhoods Program, an advisory committee of residents, community leaders, and activists help recommend grants to health, environmental, arts, education, youth development, and animal welfare programs.
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE
East End Disability Associates in Riverhead provides children with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to take acting classes and perform on stage.
TRANSFORMATION THROUGH TRIATHLON
Inspirational Triathlon Racing International (known as i-tri) in East Hampton gets girls struggling in school or home life to train and compete in triathlons. The group teaches the power of teamwork while emphasizing healthy relationships and nutritious eating.
"This program provides an important mechanism for sharing knowledge and resources to help those who need it most,” says Laura Anker, advisory committee member and East Hampton resident.
STRONGER PARENT CHILD BONDS
Community Action Southold Town serves poor families on the North Fork through its Parent-Child Home Program with developmentally appropriate books and toys that stimulate conversation and learning. Our funding provided books and toys for the program.
SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP
Peconic Community Council is providing overnight supervision at an East End shelter, ensuring that the homeless are safe on cold winter nights.
OTHER AFTEE GRANTS:
- Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons – for a program that provides a safe haven for pets whose owners are in crisis or difficulty
- Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center - to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math into a summer program for children age 3 to 5
- Food Pantry Farm - to hire interns to assist with children programming and field visits to the farm
- The Retreat - to provide career guidance and financial education to survivors of domestic violence
- East End Arts & Humanities Council - for promotional materials to engage the Spanish-speaking Riverside community in the JumpstART program
- Hallockville Museum Farm - to provide summer camp scholarships to Latino children
- Open Arms Care Center - to replenish the emergency food pantry
- Shelter Island Historical Society - to expand an oral history program for students
- Sylvester Manor Educational Farm - to design and install signs on the farm
- Children's Museum of the East End - for a series of family art programs at four East End community organizations
- Lucia’s Angels - to provide non-medical support services for women diagnosed with late stage cancers
- Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry - to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables to supplement the pantry’s food stock
- Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum - to include community members in the restoration of Wikun Village and promote cultural awareness and stewardship
- Group for the East End - to organize three East End coastal cleanup projects
- Family Service League - to continue to provide mental health screenings and non-clinical interventions for elementary school children
All For The East End (AFTEE) is an organization that supports and showcases its fellow nonprofits that make the East End a place unlike any other. It created a fund in the Long Island Community Foundation to minimize administration costs and maximize efficiency and transparency in its grantmaking. For more information, visit AFTEE.org.