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. By way of percentages: NYS makes up 30% of the country’s COVID confirmed cases and 28% of the deaths. LI makes up 23% of the State’s confirmed cases, and 7% of the nation’s. LI’s population is 15% of NYS’. LI makes up 16% of the COVID related deaths in NY State.
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. We continue to work closely with sector leaders to understand evolving needs and gaps in funding. Grants are then awarded to Long Island nonprofits meeting these emergent and critical needs affecting our local region.
The fund is made possible by a partnership of Billy Baldwin, BNB Bank, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Greentree Foundation, Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund, Long Island Community Foundation, Fred and Gilda Nobel Foundation, NYS Health Foundation, Rauch Foundation, Sandy River Charitable, The Wheeler 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.
Even when “New York State on Pause” ends, the needs on Long Island will not.
JOIN US IN SUPPORTING OUR LONG ISLAND NEIGHBORS.
YOUR GIFT WILL HELP NONPROFITS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND FOR CRITICAL SERVICES.