11/25/2014 – Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Grants Announced in Largest Round of 2014
Long Island’s Community Foundation Gives Nearly Half a Million Dollars to
23 Nonprofit Across the Island in Largest Round of 2014 Grants
Melville, NY (November 25, 2014) – The Long Island Community Foundation is giving $465,800 to 23 nonprofit groups that provide mental health services for veterans and recently arrived immigrant children, promote community support for affordable rental home options, build nonprofit resiliency and training for disaster preparedness, help the Island’s hungry, and so much more.
American Red Cross Greater New York Region, $10,000 (in a collaborative effort with the NY Community Trust) to help downstate nonprofits develop disaster preparedness and resiliency plans.
Mental Health Association of New York City, $10,000 (in a collaborative effort with the NY Community Trust and the Westchester Community Foundation) to train downstate nonprofits in mental health first aid.
EMPOWERING THROUGH EDUCATION & ARTS
Centro Cultural Hispano de Oyster Bay, East Norwich Y Vecinidades, $20,000 for academic enrichment and college admission preparation to Latino high school students and to empower parents to support their children in school.
City Of Glen Cove Youth Bureau, $20,000 to support continued operation of the Glen Cove After 3 program for elementary and middle school students.
East End Arts and Humanities Council, $15,000 to continue the Jumpstart artists’ entrepreneurial skills training series.
HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS
Christ Episcopal Church, $8,800 to upgrade a church kitchen to meet required commercial standards for a local feeding program.
Wyandanch Homes and Property Development,$20,000 for supportive housing services for chronically homeless families in Suffolk County.
HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, $25,000 to provide mental health services for recently arrived immigrant children on Long Island.
Concern For Independent Living, $25,000 for mental health and supportive services for formerly-homeless veterans residing at Liberty Village.
Hudson River Healthcare, $25,000 for a regional nurse manager to oversee training and quality control at Suffolk County clinics.
Peconic Bay Medical Center, $25,000 to help low-income Latino immigrants in Suffolk County get cancer care services.
South Nassau Communities Hospital, $50,000 for a patient navigator to link under-served patients in Long Beach to medical services.
SUSTAINABLE PLANNING & PROTECTION OF LI WATERS
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, $10,000 to conduct research and develop local solutions to Long Island’s environmental, social, and economic challenges.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, $20,000 for a funder collaborative to develop shared strategies to protect the Long Island Sound and its watershed.
Seatuck Environmental Association, $20,000 to restore migratory fish habitat in Long Island’s tributaries.
IMPROVING OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
Community Development Corporation of Long Island, $25,000 to build community support for the development of an affordable rental housing community in Copiague.
MHANY Management, $25,000 for a tenant education, outreach, and advocacy program for residents of Hempstead and New Cassel.
Regional Plan Association, $22,000 for data collection and analysis on Long Island’s affordable housing needs.
PROTECTING & DEVELOPING LI’s FUTURE GEN
Family Residences and Essential Enterprises,$20,000 for job training and support services to prepare foster care children for independent living.
Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement, $15,000 to help Roosevelt youth protect themselves from bullying and other forms of violence.
North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center, $15,000 for a mental health wellness program for Latina teenagers in distress and their families.
SCO Family of Services, $20,000 to develop a therapeutic-based curriculum addressing emotional violence and bullying in girls who have been victims of abuse.
Women’s Fund of Long Island, $20,000 to continue a leadership development program for young women.
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 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.