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Long Island’s Community Foundation Announces $336,500 in Grants

In its second round of grants this year, the Long Island Community Foundation recently provided $336,500 in funding to help nonprofit groups across the Island—bringing this year’s total to more than half a million dollars given through LICF’s competitive grants program. 

Along with our generous donors, Long Island’s community foundation remains committed to ensuring that our region inspires economic prosperity, acceptance, and opportunity for all. More detailed information is available of the following grants upon request. Contact Marie Smith for more info.


NEW COMMUNITY CINEMA CLUB @ CINEMA ARTS CENTRE, $12,500 to support an educational film series that fosters dialogue and action around social issues, while attracting people to downtown Huntington.

USDAN CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS, $5,000 for a summer program for needy and worthy musicians from the Brentwood School District.


ATLANTIC MARINE CONSERVATION, $17,000 to raise awareness and change public behavior to reduce harmful effects of marine debris.

DEFEND H2O, $20,000 to advocate for natural solutions to coastal hazards and climate change.


ADVANCED MATERIAL & MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, $20,000 to provide hands-on instruction in advanced manufacturing and composite design to high school students of color.

CHILDREN’S MARITIME MUSEUM AT PORT JEFFERSON, $15,000 to strengthen the ability of sixth grade teachers to teach science in the North Babylon School District.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END, $15,000 for a science-based mentoring program for Latino students.

ESPOIR YOUTH PROGRAM, $20,000 for an afterschool STEM enrichment program for Westbury’s bilingual students.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN VALUES – YES! FOR SCHOOLS, $15,000 for a social and emotional learning program at three schools in Freeport.

LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY – TILLES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, $15,000 to expand an arts education program serving elementary schools in Freeport, Roosevelt, and Glen Cove.

VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES INTERNATIONAL, $25,000 for an in-school business simulation program in the Sewanahaka School District.


LIGHTHOUSE MISSION OUTREACH, $15,000 to support a mobile food outreach program serving nine communities in Suffolk County.


MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY, $20,000 to train mental health professionals in evidence-based treatments for veterans.

NEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP, $20,000 to provide free legal services at the Northport VA Hospital for veterans with mental health problems.


ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION OF NASSAU COUNTY, $20,000 to use digital assessments to better prepare preschool-aged children for school.

PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP, $20,000 to continue to provide pro bono legal services to Long Island nonprofits.


BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, THEODORE ROOSEVELT COUNCIL, $15,000 to expand the Scoutsreach Program to additional elementary schools in communities of color.

MOLLOY COLLEGE, $15,000 to operate a mentoring and leadership development program for Latina teenagers.

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, $17,000 for a leadership and character development program for adolescent girls from the East End of Long Island.

THE JOURNEY OF DIFFERENCE, $15,000 for a life skills and workforce development program for at-risk young adults from Central Islip and Brentwood.

Through the generosity of our donors, the Long Island Community Foundation invests in groups that create positive change and have a significant impact on the quality of life on Long Island. To learn more about the Long Island Community Foundation, visit our website at Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @LICommunityFndt, and connect with us on LinkedIn.

The Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) is the Island’s community foundation, making grants to improve our region and helping donors with their philanthropy since 1978. We identify current and future community needs, strengthen the Island’s nonprofit sector, encourage philanthropy, and, with our generous donors, build a permanent endowment to address these needs. We have made more than $170 million in grants from hundreds of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. LICF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the country’s oldest and largest community foundations.

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