The Long Island Community Foundation Grants Total of $3,709,500 in 2022 - The Long Island Community Foundation
December 20, 2022   |   By the Long Island Community Foundation
The Long Island Community Foundation Grants Total of $3,709,500 in 2022

Melville, NY (December 20, 2022) – In its last round of grants this year, the Long Island Community Foundation has approved $937,500 to 34 nonprofits—bringing this year’s total to $3,709,500 through its competitive and collaborative funds grantmaking programs.

These final grants of 2022 fund projects for career development for Black, Latino, and disabled students; rescuing dogs from puppy mills; free legal services for veterans; career training programs for young adults; and protection of land in the Pine Barrens.

“These grants are made possible by generations of Long Islanders who have included the Long Island Community Foundation in their wills, as well as recent contributors to our work,” says David M. Okorn, executive director of the Foundation. “The Foundation is committed to responding to emerging needs throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties to improve the quality of life for all Long Islanders.”

Below is a list of the third and final cycle of grants this year. Click here for a listing of all the grants made in 2022.



 NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA – $60,000 to rescue dogs from puppy mills and place them for adoption.


STAGE THE CHANGE – $10,000 to use the arts to connect high school students from racially and economically diverse communities.


ENGAGE NEW YORK – $30,000 to strengthen and coordinate local and statewide civic participation and increase foundation investment on Long Island.

HOUSING HELP – $60,000 to coordinate a coalition for more affordable housing on Long Island.

LIA FOUNDATION – $42,000 to provide resources and networking opportunities for minority-owned small businesses.


BACKSTRETCH EMPLOYEE SERVICE TEAM – $21,000 to educate backstretch workers on their legal rights.

FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE – $50,000 to provide prompt help for people experiencing behavioral health and/or substance abuse crises.


ALL OUR ENERGY – $10,000 to continue a campaign to eliminate single-use plastic items.

LONG ISLAND PINE BARRENS SOCIETY – $40,000 for the permanent protection of land in the Pine Barrens.

REWILD LONG ISLAND – $25,000 to promote sustainable landscaping practices.

SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH – $11,000 to plan for the construction of a kelp hatchery for the benefit of Shinnecock farmers.


ABILITIES/THE VISCARDI CENTER – $25,000 provide an alternative education program for at-risk high school students with learning disabilities.

ADVANCED MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURING CORP – $25,000 to provide hands-on instruction to Latino high school students and unemployed youth on advanced manufacturing and composite design.

BUTTERFLY EFFECT PROJECT – $30,000 for an academic enrichment and leadership program for girls attending Riverhead elementary and middle schools.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END – $23,500 to provide tutoring to improve the literacy skills of Latino students attending Bridgehampton and East Hampton school districts.

GRENVILLE BAKER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB – $20,000 for a college preparation program for low-income, Latino students from Locust Valley and Glen Cove high schools.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NEW YORK – $20,000 to provide financial literacy and career education to students in the Amityville school district.

LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – $25,000 to expand a school-museum STEM program for third graders and students with disabilities in the Westbury School District.

MANHASSET/GREAT NECK ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL – $20,000 to provide one-to-one support to improve the academic performance of Black and Latino students attending Manhasset schools.

THREE D’S AFTERCARE – $25,000 to provide academic enrichment and social-emotional learning to students from low-to-moderate income communities in Nassau County.

URBAN LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND – $25,000 to implement a technology career readiness program for youth from Wyandanch.

WE CONNECT THE DOTS – $20,000 to provide technical skills training to Spanish-speaking students.


COHEN CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER – $50,000 for a new baby safety program to improve health equity and reduce the risk for infant injuries.

LATINA SISTERS SUPPORT – $15,000 to raise awareness of cancer prevention among the Latina community.


ELEANOR WHITMAN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER – $15,000 to reduce food insecurity in East Hampton.

ISLAND HARVEST – $25,000 to provide healthy food and nutrition counseling to students and families at Westbury High School.

LONG ISLAND LENDING A HELPING HAND – $10,000 to provide breakfast for children when school meals are not available.


MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF NASSAU COUNTY – $25,000 to help veterans rebuild family and community relationships after returning home from service.

NEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP – $25,000 to provide free legal services for veterans with mental health issues.


LONG ISLAND IMMIGRANT CHILDREN’S FUND – $35,000 for joint grantmaking to bring services and advocacy to recently arrived immigrant children on Long Island.

LONG ISLAND RACIAL EQUITY INITIATIVE – $25,000 to pool local philanthropic resources to address racial economic disparities on Long Island.

LONG ISLAND SOUND STEWARDSHIP FUND – $50,000 for a funder collaborative dedicated to protecting and restoring the Long Island Sound.


ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER FAMILY COALITION OF NEW YORK – $20,000 to increase access to therapy for low-income families and their adopted children.

YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES – $25,000 to provide specialized counseling and support to girls and young adults who are victims of abuse.


About the Long Island Community Foundation

The Long Island Community Foundation is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the country’s oldest and largest community foundations. It connects generous people and institutions with high-impact nonprofits to improve the quality of life on Long Island for all. It builds stronger communities, influences public policy, fosters innovation, improves lives, and protects our environment. The Foundation has made nearly $250 million in grants from hundreds of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. To learn more about these grants and the Long Island Community Foundation, visit our website at Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @LICommunityFndt, connect with us on LinkedIn and find us on Instagram.

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