5/7/2015 – Long Island’s Community Foundation Announces First Round of Grants in 2015
Investing $410,000 to 18 Nonprofits on Long Island
Melville, NY (May 7, 2015) – The Long Island Community Foundation is giving $410,000 to 18 nonprofit groups that provide counseling workshops for veterans and their families, boost science enrichment programs on the East End, promote community support for affordable homes, and so much more.
Here’s the full list:
COUNSELING FOR VETERANS
Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, $25,000 to provide counseling workshops for veterans and their families.
Herstory Writer’s Workshop, $20,000 to mobilize and empower Long Island’s youth and community residents to advocate for juvenile justice reform.
Long Island Immigrant Children’s Fund, $25,000 to pool local philanthropic resources and create a joint grantmaking strategy to support ongoing efforts to bring services and advocacy to the recently arrived immigrant children on Long Island.
Strong Youth, $20,000 to strengthen the mental health and case management components of the STRONG University program.
ENRICHMENT THROUGH EDUCATION & ARTS
Children’s Museum of The East End, $15,000 for after-school science education and parent support programs for Latino immigrant families on Long Island’s East End.
Family Service League of Suffolk County, $25,000 to provide supports and resources to students and their families in the William Floyd School District.
Stony Brook University- School of Health Technology and Management, $25,000 to expand an academic enrichment, college preparation, and allied health careers awareness program to middle school students.
FEEDING THE ISLAND’S HUNGRY
Island Harvest, $25,000 to continue support for the senior mobile food pantry at the Glen Cove Housing Authority.
Long Island Cares, $20,000 for the Long Island Cares Nassau Service Center food pantry in Freeport.
HELPING NONPROFITS THRIVE
Advanced Health Network, $25,000 to provide web-based integrated care training for behavioral health professionals.
Stony Brook University- School of Health Technology and Management, $25,000 for a feasibility study to establish a Long Island Native American business incubator.
PROMOTING AFFORDABLE HOMES
Long Island Progressive Coalition, $20,000 to build local public support for affordable housing in three communities.
St. Joseph’s College, $40,000 to establish the Institute for Attainable Homes.
Uniondale Community Land Trust, $20,000 to build the organizational infrastructure needed to acquire vacant properties in Uniondale for affordable housing.
PROTECTION OF LI WATERS
Citizens Campaign Fund for the Environment, $20,000 to improve the water quality of the Western Bays.
Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery, $20,000 to repopulate Southampton Town waters with filter feeding bivalves in order to restore water quality.
Long Island Pine Barrens, $20,000 for a multi-year campaign to create a Long Island Water Quality Protection Plan.
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, $20,000 to pilot a nitrogen reduction wastewater treatment system on Shelter Island.
Through the generosity of our donors, the Long Island Community Foundation invests in groups that create positive change and improve the quality of life on Long Island. To learn more about these grants and 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.
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 more than $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.