Melville, NY (August 13, 2019) – The Long Island Community Foundation is giving $265,500 to help 16 nonprofits use the arts to attract visitors in Riverhead, science programming for Latino students, teach civic education and job skills to high school students, and connect homeless individuals and families with supportive resources.
This is the Foundation’s second round of grants, which brings the total giving so far in 2019 to $630,500.
These grants would not be made possible without donor funds like the Henry Phillip Kraft Fund which exists to fund environmental projects, like clean water and restoration; or the DeWitt Wallace Fund for Youth – which helps young people reach their full potential; the Henry Shepard Fund – which supports hunger programs and the Greentree Foundation Fund which responds to the priority needs of Long Islanders. The Long Island Community Foundation is committed to ensuring that our region remains a beacon of economic prosperity, acceptance, and opportunity for all.
ARTS & CULTURE
East End Arts & Humanities Council – $18,000 to use the arts to attract visitors to downtown Riverhead.
Friends of Fire Island National Seashore – $17,500 to increase access to Fire Island and promote environmental stewardship within the Latino community.
Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation – $15,000 for arts education programs for immigrant youth and their families on the East End.
Children’s Museum of the East End – $15,000 for a science-based mentoring program for Latino students.
The Place for Learning D/B/A Long Island Science Center – $20,000 for arts education programs for immigrant youth and their families on the East End.
TOURO Law – $20,000 to teach high school students about the law, court system, and civil rights.
Maureen’s Haven – $10,000 to connect homeless individuals on the East End to supportive housing.
Welcome Friends – $15,000 to provide hot meals five nights per week in Port Jefferson.
Wyandanch Homes & Property Development Corp. – $20,000 for supportive housing services for chronically homeless families in Suffolk County.
Services for the Underserved – $20,000 to train Long Island staff to assess veterans for suicide risk and provide effective interventions.
PRO BONO Partnership, $25,000 to continue to provide pro bono legal services to Long Island nonprofits.
I-TRI: Inspirational Triathlon Racing International – $15,000 to build self-esteem and healthy habits for middle school girls on the East End of Long Island.
Mission Be – $15,000 to provide social and emotional learning to students, parents, and educators in Suffolk County.
Response of Suffolk County – $20,000 for a comprehensive suicide prevention program in the Riverhead School District.
Urban League Long Island – $15,000 for a job-readiness program for black and Latino youth in Suffolk County.