Become a Donor - The Long Island Community Foundation




You decide what to give, how much to give, and what to name your fund. Most funds can be started with just a letter of agreement or a single paragraph in a will.


Choose from our investment options and grow your fund tax-free over time. Because the Long Island Community Foundation is a public charity, donors get the maximum benefit allowed by law.


Whether it is protecting the environment, improving education, fighting poverty, or supporting the arts, you can be assured that giving through LICF helps you maximize your charitable impact. Our experts know nonprofits and make sure grants from your fund go to well-managed, effective organizations doing work that makes a difference.

Giving through the Long Island Community Foundation is simple. Get in touch with us: (631) 991-8800 x223 |

If you would like to:Then consider:
GIVE to the charities of your choice in an easy, organized, and tax-saving waySetting up a DONOR-ADVISED FUND. You will fund it, we invest it; you suggest grants, we do the paperwork. You can involve family or others in your charitable decisions, name the fund for yourself or in honor of a loved one, or remain anonymous.
LEAVE a bequest to support causes or communities you care aboutCreating a PERMANENT FUND. Our expert staff will ensure your gift is invested soundly and grants are made on your behalf to effective organizations working in the fields you care about, for generations. You can choose the name for your fund or anonymous.
GET philanthropic advice tailored to your charitable interestes, values, and goalsTaking advantage of PHILANTHROPIC ADVISING. Individuals, families, foundations, and corporations use us to assist with their giving. Some clients work with us in lieu of hiring staff. They turn to is for expertise on issues, to run grant programs, and to create flexible long-term philanthropic plans designed to adapt to tommorrow's challenges.
WORK with other funders to address tough problemsJoining one of our FUNDER COLLABORATIVES. This is a great way to pool resources and wisdom to tackle thorny issues facing Long Island and beyond.
HELP Long Islanders face today's most urgent issuesGiving to our ANNUAL FUND. Each year, contributions to this fund are used to address our region's most urgent needs through grants to effective nonprofits. Donations of all sizes are gratefully accepted.
Ways to Give
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