All applications must be submitted electronically (see “Grant Application Instructions” click here).
No mailed or emailed proposals will be accepted.
The Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund (LISSF) is a competitive grant program seeking proposals to restore and protect the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. We are interested in empowering communities of all kinds (including communities typically underrepresented in environmental programs and projects) to access, improve and benefit from Long Island Sound, its waterways, and surrounding lands. Up to $500,000 is expected to be available for grants in 2022. The most competitive proposals will incorporate multiple values including sustainability, resilience, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The LISSF aims to:
THE LONG ISLAND SOUND FUNDERS COLLABORATIVE
The Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative (the Collaborative) is a group of funders with missions that include clean waters, thriving habitats, and sustainable communities. While most of the funders are not solely focused on this goal, we aim to build our effectiveness through collaboration. Since its inception, the Collaborative has worked together to learn about the myriad issues facing the Sound and possible solutions. The LISSF pools our investments to support projects that address pressing challenges and provide for a healthy, productive, and resilient Sound now and into the future. LISSF is administered by the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF). Foundations providing support for grants under this RFP are the Long Island Community Foundation, The New York Community Trust, Auchincloss Foundation, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Community Foundation of Middlesex County, Eder Family Foundation, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Fred and Gilda Nobel Foundation, Jeniam Foundation, McCance Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, New York Community Bank Foundation, Pamela and Richard Rubinstein Foundation, Rauch Foundation, Rockfall Foundation, Westchester Community Foundation.
Dates of activities are subject to change. Please check this page regularly.
A COMPLETE APPLICATION CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:
All projects must address issues within part of the Long Island Sound watershed in the states of Connecticut and New York as shown on the Boundary Map.
Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c)3 organizations and educational institutions.
The LISSF has two categories of grants: