How to Manage My Current Grant | Long Island Community Foundation

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. 

Final Reporting:

In preparing your final report, please respond to each of the questions listed the report guidelines. All reports must be accompanied by the attached Cover Sheet. Be sure to include a financial accounting of the grant funds expended (budget). Final narrative reports should not exceed five pages of text. You may attach supplementary materials if pertinent to this specific project. Subsequent proposals will not be considered until reports are submitted and accepted.

To download the final report instructions and cover sheet for the Long Island Community Foundation grants, click here

To download the final report instructions and cover sheet for LIUU grants, click here

Send All Reports Via Email to: 

Jeannie DeMaio, Grants Administrator
Long Island Community Foundation
900 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 205
Melville, NY 11747 

Spread the Word...Let everyone know!

Congratulations on receiving a grant from the Long Island Community Foundation! As you know, this funding would not be possible without our generous donors and we want them as well as the general public to know about your grant and the important work you do!

We need your help to do it! The media is more likely to pick up the word from you rather than the grantor (us). Below are some ways to help get the word out about the grant.

Press release – We need more good news out there! A press release is a great way to start. See attached for a sample template that you can use. Reach out to me for a quote from LICF. We can also help you with sending to media contacts. 

Your website – Thanking donors on your website is a great way to show gratitude. You can list names or logos. Contact Marie Smith for an approved version of our logo.

Your stories­­ – Send stories related to your current or previous LICF grants so we can share them with donors and journalists. This can include stories about the results of the grant (expected or unexpected) or stories that connect to current events.

Photo opportunities – Set up a photo opportunity for check presentations or photos of your program with someone from LICF – one of our board members and/or staff, ASAP! Contact Marie Smith to arrange it either at your location or here in our office.

Press clips – Let us know when the media covers any grant-related work. Send a link as soon as you can.

Do-it-yourself – Has your organization taken photographs, produced videos, written stories, or conducted interviews of an LICF grant in action? Please share them with us! 

Social media – Do you have a Facebook page, Twitter or engage in other social media? If so, make sure you post and share about your LICF grant – then send us the link! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn, and find us on Instagram!


Send all press clips, videos, links, etc. to Marie Smith at, or mail them to:

Long Island Community Foundation
c/o Marie Smith, Communications Director
900 Walt Whitman Road, Suite 205
Melville, NY 11747 

Do you want the story of your grant to be featured in our ever-popular newsletter, “Investing in Change”, read by all our donors and partners? Then send us action photos, quotes and/or success stories of your program! Send them to Marie Smith or call her for more information (631) 991-8800, ext. 223.