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Our Fall issue of Investing in Change is here!
Our latest newsletter is out! Read about the work we are doing to make Long Island a great place to live, work, and play!

Long Island’s Community Foundation Welcomes New Member to the Team
The Long Island Community Foundation welcomes Tonya C. Thomas to the team! As an associate program officer, she will support the Foundation’s grant making and special initiatives.

Hurricane Maria and Mexico Earthquake Disaster Relief
We’ve compiled a list of charities that we recommend and are helping to address this unprecedented need for humanitarian aid throughout the Caribbean and southeastern US.

Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund
Hurricane Irma has devastated communities across Florida, with hundreds of thousands of residents forced from their homes and more than 6.2 million without power. We recommend giving to community foundations, which have decades of experience in local problem-solving, and identifying effective nonprofits providing relief and recovery aid to those who need it most.

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund
The Greater Houston Community Foundation has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to provide disaster relief to the victims and families of this unprecedented storm which has claimed at least 60 lives so far. We recommend giving to community foundations, which have decades of experience in local problem-solving, and identifying effective nonprofits providing relief and recovery aid to thos...

Opinion: Philanthropy’s Neglect of the Suburban Poor Hurts Us All
This piece is based on the author’s new book "Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty," published by the Russell Sage Foundation. He discusses how suburban poverty has escalated over the years, but the suburbs have much less resources to address it than cities. He asks the question, “What can philanthropy do?”, which he lists several on point suggestions of how grant makers and donors c...

Leadership News at Long Island’s Community Foundation
The Long Island Community Foundation recently named three new board members.

The Long Island Unitarian Universalist Fund Awards $70,000 in Social Change Grants to Nonprofits
In its first round of grants for 2017, the advisory committee of the Long Island Unitarian Universalist Fund (LIUUF) recently approved $70,000 in funding to 5 nonprofits.

New Report Finds That Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Would Lead to a $24 Billion Boost to Long Island’s Economy
With a grant from the Long Island Community Foundation and others, PolicyLink releases ‘The Equity Profile of Long Island’, a groundbreaking report on the state of economic inclusion on the Island.

Long Island’s Community Foundation Awards $252,500 to Nonprofits
The Long Island Community Foundation’s board of advisers recently approved $252,500 in grants to help 14 nonprofits encourage the arts and make it accessible for special needs youth, help vulnerable Long Islanders with food stamp benefits, restore our Island’s natural habitats, and create innovative college-prep programs.

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