COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund

Long Island Community Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $25,000

Fields of work: Art & Culture Human & Social Services Health Care Access & Delivery Food Access & Hunger Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in New York: Nassau County, Suffolk County

Location of residency: Counties in New York: Nassau County, Suffolk County

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The Coronavirus is impacting everyone across the country and globe but is having a particularly devastating impact on vulnerable populations. Long Island is home to a high percentage of low-income workers and others who may be at particular risk, yet our needs are often overlooked, and Long Island receives far less funding, proportionally, to its NYC neighbor. Our local municipalities, health care facilities, and the nonprofit sector which were already under-resourced prior to the pandemic continue to be stretched to the limit while doing what is required to save lives and support our neighbors in need.

The COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund was established to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus.

The fund is made possible by a partnership of Billy Baldwin, BNB Bank, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Greentree Foundation, Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund, Long Island Community Foundation, Fred and Gilda Nobel Foundation, NYS Health Foundation, Rauch Foundation, Sandy River Charitable, The Wheeler Foundation, and many other generous donors. Since 1978, LICF has been and continues to be a critical part of Long Island’s philanthropic response. LICF co-created the Building Back Stronger Fund after Superstorm Sandy devastated our region and has taken leadership on issues affecting Long Islanders for decades.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 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’ communities and residents.

This page was last reviewed June 19, 2020 and last updated June 19, 2020