Melville, NY November 16, 2020 – The Long Island Community Foundation announced today that with the Yurman Family Foundation’s contribution to COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund, seven East End nonprofits have been granted a total of $75,000.
“The Long Island Community Foundation values our partnership with the Yurman family in helping to improve the quality of life throughout the Long Island community,” says David Okorn the Foundation’s executive director. “Especially during these unprecedented times, this funding allows nonprofits to provide our East End neighbors with meals and groceries, diapers and baby wipes, mental health counseling, and educational programs.”
“We are pleased to make this donation to the Long Island Community Foundation, in support of their ongoing efforts during these challenging times. Having grown up on Long Island, and now spending our summer and fall in Amagansett, this is a community that is close to our hearts,” says David and Sybil Yurman, co-founders of the Yurman Family Foundation. “Giving back is what makes us human. By supporting communities in need, we are helping each other, changing lives.”
The grants are as follows:
ALLIED FOUNDATION DIAPER BANK – $5,000 grant to provide diapers and baby wipes to the Shinnecock and other Native American tribes.
COMMUNITY ACTION SOUTHOLD TOWN (CAST) – $10,000 grant to provide an early literacy and parent support program for low-income immigrant families on the North Fork.
HEART OF THE HAMPTONS – $15,000 grant to address food insecurity on the East End.
MAUREEN’S HAVEN – $15,000 grant to expand emergency services to the homeless population on the East End.
NORTH FORK SPANISH APOSTOLATE – $12,000 grant to provide educational tutoring and school supplies to low-income immigrant families.
OLA OF EASTERN LONG ISLAND – $10,000 grant to provide bilingual mental health counseling to Latino teenagers.
OPEN ARMS FOOD PANTRY – $8,000 to address food insecurity on the East End.
About the Yurman Family Foundation
The Yurman Family Foundation was forged from David, Sybil, Evan, and Ku-Ling’s lifelong commitment to charitable causes. David and Sybil Yurman, cofounders of the David Yurman company, established their humanitarian foundation in 2001. Today, with their son, Evan, and daughter-in-law, Ku-Ling, the Yurmans collaborate to ensure that their funding makes a meaningful impact. The foundation has also recognized exceptional individuals for their philanthropic efforts. Past recipients of the David Yurman Angel Awards include director Steven Spielberg, musician Elton John, and conductor Leonard Slatkin.
Long Island Community Foundation
Through the generosity of our donors, the Long Island Community Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations that create positive change and improve the quality of life on Long Island. To learn more about the COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund and the Long Island Community Foundation, visit our website at www.licf.org. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @LICommunityFndt, connect with us on LinkedIn, and find us on Instagram. Interested donors and organizations can get more information here.
Since 1978, the Long Island Community Foundation has been the home of charitable Long Islanders who share a passion and commitment to improving their communities. LICF supports an array of effective nonprofits that help make Long Island a vital and secure place to live, learn, work, and play while building permanent resources for the future. The Foundation has made nearly $190 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.