Thank you for making our work possible. The generosity of donors like you has touched millions of lives and made Long Island a better place to live.
You probably know us through our donor-advised funds. But we can help you achieve so much more with your charitable giving: Make a commitment to our region and the causes you care about by creating a permanent fund in The Long Island Community Foundation.
With expertise developed over decades, LICF’s grantmaking program focuses on nonprofits addressing the greatest need on Long Island. Many donors have joined our grantmaking efforts by contributing to our Community Needs Fund, which allows us to respond to more local needs.
Because we add money from the Community Needs Fund to particular grants, we’re able to report to the Fund donors about the specific project their generosity supported.
Four easy ways to contribute:
This is a trickier question than it may seem. You may not publicly solicit funds (in which case you are acting as an unauthorized “agent” of The Trust). Nor can we pay expenses of a fundraiser you host in order to raise money for your fund. However, you certainly can invite friends to contribute to your fund (say, in lieu of a Christmas present to you, or in honor of your birthday).
If you want to give cash, make your check payable to “The Long Island Community Foundation.” and write the name of the fund on the memo portion of the check. If you would prefer giving via cash wire transfer, please contact Marie Smith at (631) 991-8800 x233 for instructions.
Many donors prefer to contribute appreciated securities because you receive a deduction for the current value and pay no capital gains. If that’s the case, please download this form that explains the procedure for giving securities, including mutual funds.
Securities that are not publicly traded may also be appropriate gifts. Please contact our general counsel, Carrie Trowbridge, at (212) 686-2563 firstname.lastname@example.org; She can determine whether we can accept the gift and walk you through the process.
By Credit Card
Yes, you can make a secure contribution to your fund online here.