Here's to a great year of giving! - The Long Island Community Foundation
March 3, 2018   |   By compass
Here’s to a great year of giving!

Hundreds of Long Islanders amplify their charitable giving through the Long Island Community Foundation, the community foundation for the region. This year the giving was exceptional with grants totaling $1,340,500.

With the help from our generous donors–individuals, families, and businesses– we are ensuring that their charitable giving is making a real difference by helping nonprofits that educate children, protect the environment, train job seekers, and much more.

Take a look at our total grants list for 2017…


Long Island Arts Alliance, $15,000.00 funding to update marketing materials promoting arts and culture institutions on Long Island.

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, $10,000.00 support for a music education summer camp program for needy and worthy student musicians in the Brentwood School District.


Long Island Housing Partnership, $20,000.00 support to advance fair housing through outreach, education, and technical assistance.

Regional Plan Association, $20,000.00 to support affordable housing options in the Long Beach community.

St. Joseph’s College, $40,000.00 to support a hub for research, policy and advocacy on affordable housing.

Uniondale Community Land Trust, $20,000.00 to continue building the organizational capacity to acquire and rehabilitate vacant properties in Uniondale for affordable housing.

Vision Long Island, $15,000.00 for advocacy and coalition-building to support transit-oriented development in Hicksville and Baldwin.


Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, $265,000.00 for funds to be distributed to multiple agencies to coordinate and provide legal services for recently arrived unaccompanied children to Long Island.

Long Island Civic Engagement Fund, $25,000.00 to pool local philanthropic resources to support non-partisan civic engagement efforts on Long Island.

Long Island Immigrant Children’s Fund, $25,000.00 to pool local resources and create a joint grantmaking strategy to support ongoing efforts to bring services and advocacy to recently-arrived immigrant children on Long Island.

Long Island Progressive Coalition, $20,000.00 to promote worker cooperatives on Long Island.

Opioid Crisis Prevention Fund, $30,000.00 to pool local philanthropic resources to address opioid addiction on Long Island.


All Our Energy, $17,500.00 to eliminate single-use plastic bags and other pollution
in Nassau County.

CDCLI Funding Corporation, $25,000.00 support to test an incentive program to replace outdated cesspool and septic systems in Suffolk County.

Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment, $22,500.00 for continued support of a
comprehensive campaign to ban products containing the chemical 1,4-dioxane.

Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery, $15,000.00 to repopulate Southampton Town waters with filter-feeding bivalves to restore water quality.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County, $20,000.00 for eelgrass and shellfish restoration in the Great South and Tiana Bays.

Earthplace, Inc., $20,000.00 for data collection to create report cards on the health of
local bays and engage communities to protect them.

Group for the East End, $20,000.00 to encourage East End residents to upgrade septic
systems to reduce nitrogen entering ground and surface waters.

Long Island Pine Barrens Society, Inc., $20,000.00 for a multi-year campaign to create a
Long Island Water Quality Protection Plan.

Peconic Green Growth, $20,000.00 to develop a water conservation plan for the town
of Southold.

Seatuck Environmental Association, $20,000.00 to restore migratory fish habitat in Long Island’s Tributaries.

Sisters of St. Joseph, $20,000.00 for habitat restoration projects on the Sisters of St. Joseph Brentwood campus.


Bellport Area Community Action Council, $20,000.00 to support STEM-related programs for at-risk boys from North Bellport and surrounding communities.

Board of Cooperative Educational Services Eastern Suffolk, $18,000.00 to provide residents with information about regional facilities, resources, and programs that effectively prepare a skilled workforce for jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Community Action Southold Town, Inc., $20,000.00 for an evidence-based home visiting program to increase literacy and school readiness of young children from low-income families in the Town of Southold.

Girls Inc. of Long Island, $25,000.00 to support life skills and academic enrichment programs for girls in Central Islip and Wyandanch middle schools.

Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club, $15,000.00 to provide a comprehensive college prep
program targeting teens from low-income families in the Locust Valley School District.
Hofstra University Museum, $20,000.00 to continue the Art Travelers program in high-need school districts in Nassau County.

i-tri: Inspirational Triathlon Racing International, $20,000.00 to continue to build self-esteem and healthy habits in middle school girls on the East End of Long Island.

New York Communities for Change, $25,000.00 to mobilize Village of Hempstead parents and students to advocate for education reforms.

Parrish Art Museum, $15,000.00 to create programs and an environment at museums that are accessible and welcoming to youth with developmental disabilities and their families.

Project Morry, $20,000.00 for a leadership development and college preparation program targeting students from North Amityville and Copiague school districts.

Project MOST, $20,000.00 to support an after-school program for elementary and middle school students in East Hampton.

Quality Services for the Autism Community, $20,000.00 to train school staff to work with
children with autism.


Concern for Independent Living, $20,000.00 to continue case management services for formerly homeless veterans in Amityville and Ronkonkoma.

Long Island Medical Foundation d/b/a NuHealth Foundation, $50,000.00 to improve comprehensive services for under-served children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

New York Legal Assistance Group, $20,000.00 to provide free legal services at the Northport VA for veterans with mental health issues.


Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, $25,000.00 support to increase participation in SNAP.

Interfaith Nutrition Network, $20,000.00 to continue connecting soup kitchen clients with social services.

Long Island Cares Inc., $20,000.00 support for the Nassau Service Center food pantry in Freeport.

Maureen’s Haven, $20,000.00 to connect homeless individuals on the East End to supportive housing.

Mercy Haven, Inc., $20,000.00 funding to increase food stamp benefits for low-income households.


Adelphi University – Center for Nonprofit Leadership, $25,000.00 for a leadership development program for non-profit professionals and community leaders of color.

Catchafire, Inc., $17,500.00 to provide an online platform to match volunteer professionals with our nonprofit partners in a cost-effective manner.

Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services, $25,000.00 to support system upgrades and training to improve behavioral health care delivery.

Pro Bono Partnership, Inc., $20,000.00 to continue to provide pro bono legal services to
Long Island nonprofits.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, Inc., $20,000.00 for a mentoring program to prepare young people for college and careers.

Huntington Youth Bureau Youth Development Research Institute, Inc., $15,000.00 for an
alternative to the juvenile justice court for first time youth offenders.

Parent Action Community, Inc., $20,000.00 to provide educational and support services to adolescent parents from under-resourced communities.

The Safe Center LI, $20,000.00 to provide funding for mental health services to children who are victims of sexual abuse.

The Viscardi Center, Inc., $20,000.00 for an alternative education program for at-risk high
school students that includes vocational and social skills training.

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