Philanthropic Response Fund Launched To Support Long Island Nonprofits

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Greentree Foundation,Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund, Long Island Community Foundation, Rauch Foundation and many other generous donors today announced the launch of the COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus.

Grants will be awarded to Long Island nonprofits meeting emergent and critical needs affecting our local region. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential health and human services and food insecurity, as well as arts and culture as it is directly tied to our communities’ health and wellness and economic recovery.

The Community Foundation will work closely with sector leaders to understand evolving needs and gaps in funding.

“This situation is unparalleled, but as in the past, the philanthropic community has joined together to respond,” said David M. Okorn, executive director of the Long Island Community Foundation. “The COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund will provide critical funding to nonprofits across our region as they struggle to keep up with the increased demand for their services. We are hoping everyone who cares about our communities and its people will contribute.”

Grants are limited to 501(c)3 organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive tax-deductible contributions such as faith-based organizations located in or primarily serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

The first phase of funding will be used to support the immediate needs of front-line direct service providers to strengthen their capacity to address the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and the
emergent needs of vulnerable populations caused by related closures and social distancing guidelines.

Interested organizations can get more information and apply here.

To learn more about the COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund and the Long Island Community Foundation, visit our website at www.licf.org. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @LICommunityFndt, connect with us on LinkedIn and find us on Instagram.

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