Melville, NY - December 2, 2014 - The Bank of America Charitable Foundation today announced $160,000 in grants to five Long Island nonprofits providing critical services to individuals and families in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The grants will primarily address housing and hunger, two of the more pressing issues facing Long Island communities.
“An alarming number of Long Island residents struggle with basic needs most of us take for granted,” said Bob Isaksen, Long Island president, Bank of America. “The nonprofit community is nothing short of a lifeline for these individuals and families.”
Local organizations receiving funding:
- Bethany House of Nassau County, to expand its capabilities and effectiveness in providing emergency and transitional housing programs for families throughout Nassau County.
- Family Service League, to fund the CAIR (Community Advocacy, Information and Referral) program, which provides emergency financial aid, linkages to government aid, community services, family support, mental health, and legal services.
- Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, Inc., to support the Long Island Anti-Hunger Initiative, a collaborative project between several nonprofits that pilots and tests innovative outreach methods for at-risk and vulnerable Long Islanders.
- Island Harvest, to bolster the organization’s food collection, distribution programs and support services, which annually reach nearly 300,000 food insecure Long Islanders per year.
- Long Island Council of Churches, to enhance their Emergency Food & Family Support programs, which help families with meals, housing, utilities, heat and fuel, and other basic needs.
For more information on nonprofit programs and services that may qualify, or to submit an application for grant funding, please visit the website.
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