8/11/2014 –$270,000 to 15 Nonprofits Helping Nassau and Suffolk County Communities
The Long Island Community Foundation is giving $270,000 to nonprofit groups that are providing legal services to veterans; implementing renewal energy in East Hampton; life skills to young men in foster care; and so much more. Read the full list below.
IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT
Caumsett Foundation, Inc., $15,000 to continue an invasive plant management program at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.
Peconic Green Growth, $20,000 to guide a clustered wastewater treatment pilot project in the hamlet of Orient.
Renewable Energy Long Island, $20,000 to help the Town of East Hampton develop and implement a renewable energy action plan.
CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE LEARNING
Cradle of Aviation Museum, $20,000 to create an Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Guidebook for high need school districts in Nassau County.
Parrish Art Museum, $20,000 to provide arts education and programs to economically and culturally diverse students on Long Island’s East End.
The Viscardi Center, $20,000 for an alternative education, vocational, and social skills program for at-risk high school students.
HEALTHY FOODS AND BETTER HOUSING
Amagansett Food Institute, $20,000 to provide Long Island food pantries with fresh locally sourced organic produce.
Interfaith Nutrition Network, $20,000 to continue a social service referral and employment readiness program in a network of soup kitchens.
Peconic Community Council, $20,000 to link homeless individuals on the East End to supportive housing.
PEACE OF MIND FOR VETERANS
New York Legal Assistance Group, $20,000 to provide free legal services to veterans with mental health problems at the Northport VA Hospital.
North Shore LIJ Health System Foundation,$20,000 to provide mental health services to veterans and their families.
HELPING NONPROFITS TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE
Long Island Crisis Center, $10,000 to evaluate the effectiveness of a crisis counseling hotline.
Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum, $17,500 for the first year of a three-year capacity building initiative to help with board development and strategic business planning.
LIFE SKILLS FOR YOUTH
Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc., $10,000 for an equine assisted education and life skills program for young men in foster care.
Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS), $17,500 for trauma counseling and support services for young children and caretakers who are victims of domestic violence.
Through the generosity of our donors, the Long Island Community Foundation invests in groups that create positive change and have a significant impact on the quality of life on Long Island. To learn more about the Long Island Community Foundation, visit our website at www.licf.org. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @LICommunityFndt, and connect with us on LinkedIn.
The Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) is the Island’s community foundation, making grants to improve our region and helping donors with their philanthropy since 1978. We identify current and future community needs, strengthen the Island’s nonprofit sector, encourage philanthropy, and, with our generous donors, build a permanent endowment to address these needs. We have made nearly $150 million in grants from hundreds of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. LICF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the country’s oldest and largest community foundations.