The Long Island Community Foundation is giving $560,000 to help nonprofit groups across the Island—bringing this year’s total to more than $1.3 million given through LICF’s competitive grants program.
Along with our generous donors, Long Island’s community foundation remains committed to ensuring that our region inspires economic prosperity, acceptance, and opportunity for all.
These grants come from the third and final round of funding for this year.
For each of the following grants, we offer members of the media more information that detail the problems we’re addressing and our approach to solving them. Please contact Marie Smith for more.
Long Island Progressive Coalition, $20,000 to promote worker cooperatives on Long Island.
Regional Plan Association, $20,000 to support affordable housing options in the Long Beach community.
St. Joseph’s College, $40,000 to support a hub for research, policy, and advocacy on affordable housing.
Uniondale Community Land Trust, Inc., $20,000 to continue building the organizational capacity to acquire and rehabilitate vacant properties in Uniondale for affordable housing.
CONTROLLING POLLUTION AND PROTECTING WATER QUALITY
All Our Energy, Inc., $17,500 to eliminate single-use plastic bags and other pollution in Nassau County.
Citizens Campaign for the Environment, $22,500 for continued support of a campaign to ban products containing the chemical 1,4-dioxane.
Group for the East End, $20,000 to encourage East End residents to upgrade septic systems that will reduce nitrogen entering ground and surface waters.
Long Island Pine Barrens Society, $20,000 for a multi-year campaign to create a Long Island Water Quality Protection Plan.
EDUCATION & BUILDING SELF ESTEEM
Community Action Southold Town (CAST), $20,000 for a 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 to provide life skills and enrichment programs for girls in Central Islip and Wyandanch middle schools.
i-TRI:Inspirational Triathlon Racing International, $20,000 to continue to build self-esteem and healthy habits for middle school girls on the East End of Long Island.
New York Communities for Change, $25,000 to mobilize Village of Hempstead parents and students to advocate for education reforms.
HARNESSING THE POWER OF PHILANTHROPY
Long Island Civic Engagement Fund, $25,000 to pool local philanthropic resources to support non-partisan civic engagement efforts on Long Island.
Long Island Immigrant Children’s Fund,$25,000 to pool local philanthropic resources and create a joint grantmaking strategy to bring services and advocacy to recently-arrived immigrant children on Long Island.
Opioid Crisis Prevention Fund,$30,000 to pool local philanthropic resources to address opioid addiction on Long Island.
Long Island Medical Foundation (NUHEALTH), $50,000 to improve comprehensive services for underserved children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
HELPING NONPROFITS FUNCTION AND GROW
Central Nassau Guidance, $25,000 to support system upgrades and training to improve behavioral health care delivery.
Health & Welfare Council of Long Island, $25,000 to increase participation in SNAP.
Interfaith Nutrition Network, $20,000 to continue connecting soup kitchen clients with social services.
Long Island Cares, $20,000 for the Nassau Service Center food pantry in Freeport.
Maureen’s Haven, $20,000 to connect homeless individuals on the East End to supportive housing.
PROMOTING ARTS & CULTURE
Long Island Arts Alliance, $15,000 to update marketingmaterials promoting arts and culture institutions on Long Island.
Huntington Youth Bureau Youth Development Research Institute, $15,000 for an alternative to juvenile court for first time youthful offenders.
Parent Action Community, Inc., $20,000 to provide educational and support services to adolescent parents from under-resourced communities.