Melville, NY– The COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund in the Long Island Community Foundation has announced that 22 Long Island-based nonprofits responding to the coronavirus health crisis have been awarded a total of $435,000 in grants. This round of grants brings the total of COVID-19 related funding to $1,521,500.
“As Long Islanders are hit by the second wave of COVID-19 infections, LICF grantees are now not only battling on the front-lines but also looking towards the future,” says David Okorn, executive director, Long Island Community Foundation. “Beyond the health impacts, there are economic hardships with a large percentage of job losses and businesses closing. Issues with domestic violence and mental health conflicts posed by the pandemic have also increased. These grants are addressing these urgent needs and more of the most vulnerable populations in our region.”
Below is a list of organizations that have received funding in this round of grants:
Healthcare for Uninsured/Under-Insured
“The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired amazing generosity, with old and new donors that acted swiftly donating to the Fund to help our Long Island nonprofits working on the frontlines,” says Marie Smith, director of donor relations for the Foundation. “The challenge ahead remains formidable and we are ramping up our fundraising efforts to add a matching grant component to the campaign. We hope that the start of the new year will bring us additional funding resources to help meet this daunting challenge.”
Interested donors can get more information here.
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. The COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund was established to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. The fund is a joint funding effort administered by LICF and includes many other generous donors. 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.
Since 1978, the Long Island Community Foundation has been the home of charitable Long Islanders who share a passion and commitment to improve 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 $195 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.