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August 20, 2015   |   By compass
Long Island’s Community Foundation Announces Second Round of Grants

Melville, NY (August 20, 2015) – The Long Island Community Foundation is giving $351,500 to 18 nonprofit groups that provide training for mental health professions for veterans, operate mentoring programs for middle school kids, protecting wildlife, raising public awareness about Long Island’s water quality, and so much more.

ARTS AND CULTURE
Sustainable Long Island, $20,000 to develop a master plan to increase international tourism on Long Island

Teatro Experimental Yerbabrujua, $20,000 to develop an arts center in downtown Central Islip

PROTECTING WILDLIFE AND WATER QUALITY
Grassroots Environmental Education, $25,000 to raise public awareness about Long Island’s water quality problems and solutions

Group For The East End, $20,000 for habitat conservation on the East End of Long Island

Westhampton Dunes Barrier Beach Preservation, $10,000 to monitor and restore water quality in Moriches Bay

EDUCATION ENRICHMENT
Espoir Youth Program, $18,000 for an after school enrichment program for Westbury’s English learners

Girls Incorporated of Long Island, $22,000 for afterschool programs in Riverhead and Central Islip middle schools

Long Island Jobs with Justice, $20,000 to provide college admissions and financial aid training to high school educators and immigrant families and develop youth leaders for education justice

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, $10,000 for a program to provide scholarships for needy and worthy student musicians in the Brentwood School District

HUNGER AND POVERTY
Amagansett Food Institute, $20,000 to provide Long Island food pantries with fresh locally-sourced produce

Lighthouse Mission Outreach, $16,500 for a mobile food pantry serving Suffolk County

Mercy Haven, $20,000 to increase food stamp benefits for low-income households

MENTAL HEALTH
Mental Health Association of Nassau County, $25,000 to provide specialized training for mental health professionals helping veterans suffering from PTSD

HELPING NONPROFITS FUNCTION AND GROW
Adelphi University School of Social Work, The Center for Nonprofit Leadership, $25,000 for a leadership development program for nonprofit professionals and community leaders of color

Peconic Land Trust, $25,000 to help Long Island farmers address increases in operating costs

YOUTH ADVANCEMENT
Big Brothers Big Sisters Long Island, $15,000 to operate site-based mentoring programs for middle school students from high-need school districts on Long Island

Sunshine Center, $20,000 to strengthen the life and social skills of at-risk high school students in an alternative learning environment

Viscardi Center, $20,000 for an alternative education, vocational,and social skills program for at-risk high school students

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, 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 more than $150 million ingrants from hundreds of funds established by individuals, families, andbusinesses. LICF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the country’s oldest and largest community foundations.

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