The Coronavirus is impacting everyone across the country and globe, but it will have a particularly devastating impact on vulnerable populations. Long Island is home to a high percentage of low-income workers and others who may be at particular risk, yet our needs are often overlooked, and Long Island receives far less funding, proportionally, to its NYC neighbor.
The COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund was established to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. Grants will be awarded to Long Island nonprofits meeting emergent and critical needs affecting our local region. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential health and human services and food insecurity, as well as arts and culture as it is directly tied to our communities’ health and wellness and economic recovery. As always, LICF will work closely with sector leaders to understand their evolving needs and gaps in funding.
The fund is made possible by a partnership of Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Greentree Foundation Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund, Long Island Community Foundation, Rauch Foundation, and many other generous donors.
Since 1978, LICF has been and continues to be a critical part of Long Island’s philanthropic response. LICF co-created the Building Back Stronger Fund after Superstorm Sandy devastated our region and has taken leadership on issues affecting Long Islanders for decades.
Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and an expedited process so that recipient organizations will receive funds in a timely fashion.
JOIN US IN SUPPORTING OUR LONG ISLAND NEIGHBORS. YOUR GIFT WILL HELP NONPROFITS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND FOR CRITICAL SERVICES.