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Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits in Eligible
Regions for Community Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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New York Community Trust (NYCT) - Long Island Community Foundation (LICF)

Deadline Date:

08/05/20 Receipt. Hand-delivered applications will be accepted until 3:00 PM. Applications accepted in all program areas, excluding Health.


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Grants of up to $25,000 to New York nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for a range of programs. Funding is intended to support projects in the following areas: community development, education, arts, environment, youth development, health, mental health, hunger reduction, and technical assistance. The LICF makes grants in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Projects are favored that:

  • Have clearly defined and measurable outcomes with specific plans to achieve and document results in a specified time period 
  • Are led by organizations that have the capacity to achieve desired results and demonstrate commitment to diversity 
  • Demonstrate the potential for local or regional impact that are scalable or can be replicated 
  • Address gaps in current service or program models 
  • Demonstrate solutions that address root causes of problems 
  • Demonstrate collaboration and partnership for greater impact 
  • Demonstrate strong community leadership, engagement, and cultural competence 
  • Employ effective best practice strategies 
  • Serve low-income, underserved, or special needs populations 
  • Have the potential to leverage additional dollars 
  • Have the potential to favorably increase visibility of the LICF and our donors

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179491

Estimated Size of Grant:

Although LICF will occasionally make a larger grant, most grants fall into the $15,000 – $25,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation makes grants to nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations located in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Cycle 2 is April 6, 2020.
Decisions: End of July

Deadline for Cycle 3 is August 5, 2020
Decisions: End of November

Proposals in the Health category are reviewed only in Cycle 3.

Applications must be received by the deadline date; please allow sufficient time for mail delivery. Hand-delivered applications will be accepted until 3:00 PM.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please mail/deliver applications to:
Jeannie DeMaio, Grants Administrator
Long Island Community Foundation
900 Walt Whitman Road – Suite 205
Melville, NY 11747

For questions, contact:
Jeannie Demaio, Grants Administrator and Office Manager
(631) 991-8800, x233

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USA: New York: Nassau and Suffolk Counties

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