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Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits in Long Island for Arts, Community,
Youth, Education, Environment, Technology, and Mental Health

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

08/12/19 3:00 PM - For all program areas with the exception of Health.


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Grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Long Island, New York nonprofit organizations in Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Funding is intended to support programs in the following areas: community development, education, arts, environment, technical assistance, youth development, health, mental health, and hunger reduction.

For details about the program areas, see the URL for Full Text link below.

LICF grantmaking decisions favor projects 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 its donors

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179491

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants usually range from $15,000 to $25,000. The Hospital Fund (see Health funding goal) can award up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

LICF does not make multi-year grant awards.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded primarily to nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations located in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Organizations that are not a 501(c)(3) or whose 501(c)(3) status is pending are required to have a Fiscal Sponsor.

For "Health" proposals, the following eligibility restrictions apply:

- In Nassau County, only hospitals are eligible to apply.
- In Suffolk County, hospitals and other health care facilities are eligible to apply.

LICF does not make grants:

- To individuals
- For building or capital campaigns
- For medical or scientific research
- For budget deficits
- For endowments
- For event sponsorships
- For re-granting purposes
- For religious or political purposes
- Institutions that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation, in policy or in practice
- For environmental youth education programs

Pre-Application Information:

Application Timeline:

Cycle 1:
- Deadline: January 7, 2019
- Decisions: End of March

Cycle 2:
- Deadline: April 8, 2019
- Decisions: End of July

Cycle 3:
- Deadline: August 12, 2019
- Decisions: End of November

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

Applications must be received at the LICF office no later than 3:00 p.m. on the deadline date. At this time, email submissions are not being accepted.

Only one application per organization per calendar year is permitted.

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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

Phone: (631) 991-8800
Fax: (631) 991-8801

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Nassau and Suffolk Counties