The Long Island Community Foundation Awards $610,000 in Grants to 30 Nonprofits

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Long Island Community Foundation Awards $610,000 in Grants to 30 Nonprofits

Melville, NY (October 14, 2021) – The Long Island Community Foundation has granted $610,000 in two rounds of giving to date, helping 30 nonprofits provide science and arts programs to children with special needs on the East End, respond to injured marine life, empower students to advocate for natural solutions to climate change, provide food and support services for needy Long Islanders, and much more.

Funded projects also will help provide pro bono legal services for Long Island nonprofits as well leadership development program for nonprofit professionals and community leaders of color.

These grants are made possible by generations of Long Islanders who have included the Foundation in their wills as well as recent contributors to its work to assist our region as it recovers from the pandemic. One-page descriptions of each grant are available.


CINEMA ARTS CENTRE – $10,000 for a film series that encourages residents to purchase food locally.

PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL – $20,000 to present innovative, cultural programming to the Patchogue community.

SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER – $20,000 to use arts and culture to build community and support local businesses in Southampton.

TEATRO EXPERIMENTAL YERBABRUJA – $20,000 to establish a traveling artistic program in culturally diverse community downtowns.

USDAN CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE & PEFORMING ARTS – $5,000 to give year-round musical education to students from the Brentwood School District.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. OF LONG ISLAND – $25,000 to help renters organize and advocate for their interests.

LA FUERZA UNIDA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. – $25,000 to provide technical assistance to low-income, minority and women-owned small businesses.

NEW YORK COMMUNITIES ORGANIZING FUND INC. – $25,000 to increase housing stability for renters in the Village of Hempstead.


THE CAUMSETT FOUNDATION – $20,000 to promote native pollinator species on Long Island.

CITIZENS CAMPAIGN FUND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT – $25,000 to build public support for offshore wind projects on Long Island.

LONG ISLAND PROGRESSIVE COALITION – $20,000 to make solar energy accessible to nonprofit organizations.

PECONIC BAYKEEPER – $25,000 to monitor water quality in Southampton, Hampton Bays, and Riverhead and engage residents in restoration solutions.

SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH – $15,000 to plan for the renovation of a sustainable and energy-efficient environmental facility in Brentwood.

STUDENTS FOR CLIMATE ACTION – $22,000 to empower high school students to advocate for climate solutions.

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND – $25,000 to expand the Long Island Greenway (formerly Long Island Extension of the Empire State Trail).


CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END – $17,000 to support a STEAM program for children with special needs.

GRENVILLE BAKER BOYS & GIRLS CLUB – $20,000 for a college preparation program targeting vulnerable students from Locust Valley and Glen Cove high schools.

HUNTINGTON ARTS COUNCIL – $16,000 to support multicultural education through arts programming and teacher training in Suffolk County.

HER STORY WRITERS WORKSHOP – $20,000 to help students and school personnel understand the experiences of young immigrants.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY – SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION & JOURNALISM – $20,000 for a news literacy program that promotes civic education and critical thinking skills for young adults.

THREE D’S AFTERCARE – $20,000 to expand support for students during remote schooling.


COMMUNITY ACTION SOUTHOLD TOWN – $25,000 to provide food and support services for vulnerable populations on the North Fork.

HEALTH & WELFARE COUNCIL OF LONG ISLAND – $25,000 to improve the emergency food delivery system on Long Island.

SERVICES FOR THE UNDERSERVED – $15,000 to provide case management services and increase access to food.


NEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP – $20,000 to provide free legal services for veterans with mental health issues.


ADELPHI UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP – $20,000 for a leadership development program for nonprofit professionals and community leaders of color.

PRO BONO PARTNERSHIP – $25,000 to provide pro bono legal services for Long Island nonprofits.


GIRLS INC. – $20,000 to provide emotional support and academic enrichment programs for girls in Central Islip and Uniondale schools.

LITTLE FLOWER CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES – $25,000 for an alternative education program for at-risk high school students.

SEPA MUJER – $20,000 for a personal development, career exploration, and civic engagement program for Latina immigrant youth.


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. 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 $200 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. 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.