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Long Island's Community Foundation Announces $560,000 in Grants

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  16. December 2016

Melville, NY - December 14, 2016 - The Long Island Community Foundation is giving $560,000 to help 24 nonprofit groups across the Island­—bringing this year’s total to nearly $1.2 million given through LICF’s competitive grants program.

In a time when many Long Islanders feel uncertain about what lies ahead, Long Island’s community foundation remains committed to ensuring that our region remains a beacon of economic prosperity, acceptance, and opportunity for all.

These grants come from the third and final round of funding for this year. Click here for a listing of all the grants made in 2016.

For each of the following grants, we offer members of the media more information that detail the problems we’re addressing and our approach to solving them. Please contact Marie Smith on email for more.

Building a Stronger East End

All for the East End Fund, $50,000 funding of micro-grants to 20 East End nonprofits through AFTEE’s Building Stronger Neighborhood Program, supporting organizations serving Long Island’s East End communities of Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, Southold, and East Hampton.

Community Development

Community Development Corp. of Long Island, 20,000 to build community support for the development of an affordable rental housing building in the Village of Hempstead.

Family Community Life Center, $20,000 for a public outreach campaign to build support for a mixed-use development in the hamlet of Riverhead.

St. Joseph’s College, $20,000 to build capacity and support for affordable housing development.

Preserving Farmland and Restoring Water Quality

American Farmland Trust, $20,000 to work with Suffolk County farmers on conservation practices that will reduce nitrogen use while maintaining farm profitability.

Concerned Citizens of Montauk, $20,000 to support a public education and advocacy campaign to improve and protect the water quality of Lake Montauk and Fort Pond.

Grassroots Environmental Education, $20,000 to raise public awareness about Long Island’s water quality problems and solutions.

Homecoming Coming Home to Long Island, $20,000 to expand and protect farmland on the property of the Sisters of St. Dominic in Amityville.

Westhampton Dunes Barrier Beach Preservation, $15,000 to restore and monitor water quality in Moriches Bay.

Education Enrichment

Children’s Museum of the East End $15,000 to launch a science-based mentoring program for students that have aged out of Ciencia en CMEE.

Family Service League, $20,000 to provide supports and resources to students and their families in the William Floyd School District.

Girls, Inc. of Long Island, $20,000 for after school programs in Freeport and Central Islip middle schools.

Long Island Jobs with Justice, $20,000 to provide college admissions and financial aid training to high school educators and immigrant families and develop youth leaders for education and employment justice.

Healthy Lives

Family and Children’s Association, $25,000 for a patient navigator program that will connect individuals struggling with opioid addiction and their families to appropriate treatment and support.

Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Dean School of Law, $15,000 to provide legal assistance to help vulnerable families with developmentally disabled children obtain guardianship.

Northwell Health Foundation, $50,000 to provide routine dental services for low-income patients at the Dolan Family Health Center.

South Nassau Communities Hospital, $50,000 for a diabetes education program for low-income and uninsured patients.

Feeding Seniors Healthy Foods

EAC Network, $20,000 for a program to deliver fresh produce to low-income seniors in New Cassel.

Island Harvest, $20,000 to continue support for the Senior Mobile Food Pantry at the Glen Cove Housing Authority.

Mental Health Services for Long Island Heroes

Association for Mental Health and Wellness, $20,000 to improve the training and effectiveness of veteran peer outreach workers.

Mental Health Association of Nassau County, $20,000 to train mental health professionals in evidence-based treatments for veterans.

Helping Nonprofits Function and Grow

Peconic Land Trust, $25,000 to help Long Island’s farm and fishing industries remain viable amidst increasing operating costs.

Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, $15,000 for new database software for two agencies serving victims of domestic violence.

Advancing Latino Youth

Hispanic Counseling Center, $20,000 to provide mental health counseling and support to Latino teenagers and their families.

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: www.licf.org. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @LICommunityFndt, connect with us on LinkedIn and find us on Instagram.

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 in grants from hundreds of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. LICF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the country’s oldest and largest community foundations.

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