For Nonprofits | Long Island Community Foundation

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We support nonprofits that take on projects that match our grantmaking priorities. Some we have worked with before; others are new to the Long Island Community Foundation.

As a community foundation, we focus primarily on Long Island. Our competitive grants support projects that improve the lives of all Long Islanders. Making grants that make a difference requires a good understanding of the problems you’re trying to fix, the methods that others have tried and how they’ve fared, and the capabilities of the organization proposing a program.  

We think that experience in the field is also essential. LICF staff have all worked for nonprofit organizations. This helps them appreciate the complexities of designing projects, translating them into compelling proposals, and competing for the limited amount of money that’s available.  

LICF must also balance the needs of the Long Island region with the charitable intent of our generous donors, who make these grants possible. Every year, we grant about $2-3 million to carry out the wishes of donors who have left us bequests. Since 1978, we’ve granted more than $250 million dollars to worthy nonprofits on Long Island. 


About our Grantmaking Program
Deadlines: (exact dates for cycles 2 &3 TBA)
Cycle 1 - January 10, 2023
Cycle 2 - April 2023
Cycle 3 - August 2023
At this time we are accepting proposals electronically for both LICF and LIUU.
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Learn more about our main program areas and the grant guidelines for each.


Long Island Community Foundation
Instructions and Application Forms 

Long Island Unitarian Universalist Fund (LIUUF)
Instructions and Application Forms 

*Note: Organizations that receive Veatch Funding are ineligible for LIUUF funding. For special circumstances, if any, send an inquiry to Sol Marie Alfonso Jones before submitting a proposal.


Discover additional funding opportunities for your organization through current Requests For Proposals. 


A key component of our grant making program is understanding the effectiveness of the initiatives our grants help to fund. Our goal is to inform and improve our decision-making and, where appropriate, share this learning with future grantees. Ultimately, we collect best practices and lessons learned to better inform our own grant making, and we thank all of our grantees for helping us with this process. 

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Download a PDF listing our competitive grants from our most recently completed fiscal year.

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