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Melville, NY (April 29, 2014) – The Long Island Community Foundation is giving $370,000 to programs that are connecting youth with STEM education, advocating clean energy on Long Island, helping our veterans, developing our nonprofits, providing healing to families who have lost a child, and so much more. Read more…
PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ARTS
Long Island Arts Alliance – $20,000 for continued support of the Arts Alive Festival that encourages collaboration, showcases Long Island’s cultural assets, and fosters economic development.
Friends of LIMSAT – $30,000 to promote STEM on Long Island and connect youth with STEM education and internship programs.
Hofstra University Museum – $25,000 to continue the Art Travelers program in five high-need school districts in Nassau County.
Long Island Jobs with Justice -$20,000 to provide college admissions and financial aid training to high school educators and immigrant families.
PROTECTION OF OUR LAND AND WATER
American Farmland Trust – $20,000 to work with Suffolk County farmers on conservation practices that will reduce nitrogen use while maintaining farm profitability.
Choice For All – $20,000 to launch a two-year community environmental justice campaign in Roosevelt.
Grassroots Environmental Education – $20,000 to raise public awareness about Long Island’s water quality problems and solutions.
Molloy College – $15,000 to advocate for clean energy on Long Island.
VISION Long Island – $20,000 for advocacy and coalition-building that support transit-riented development.
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 Council Of Churches – $25,000 to fund an emergency food program for low-income Long Islanders.
HELP FOR OUR HEROES
Mental Health Association Of Nassau County – $25,000 to train mental health professionals providing clinical treatment to veterans.
DEVELOPING OUR NONPROFIT LEADERS
ADELPHI UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership – $20,000 for a leadership development program for nonprofit professionals and community leaders of color.
Long Island Civic Engagement Table – $20,000 for a training program for Long Island’s emerging community organizers.
YOUTH & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
Child Abuse Prevention Services – $20,000 to develop a web-based resource to help Long Island schools implement a bullying prevention program.
HERSTORY Writers Workshop – $20,000 to mobilize and empower Long Island’s youth and community residents to advocate for juvenile justice reform.
Sunshine Center, Inc. – $20,000 to strengthen the life and social skills of high-risk high school students in an alternative learning environment.
Connecting Our Paths Eternally (COPE) – $5,000 for a healing therapy workshop series targeted to families who have lost a child.
Through the generosity of our donors, the Long Island Community Foundation invests in groups that create positive change and have a significant impact on the quality of life on Long Island. To learn more about the Long Island Community Foundation, visit our website at www.licf.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LICommunityFndt.
The Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) is the Island’s community foundation, making grants to improve our region and helping donors with their philanthropy since 1978. We identify current and future community needs, strengthen the Island’s nonprofit sector, encourage philanthropy, and, with our generous donors, build a permanent endowment to address these needs. We have made nearly $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.