20 East End nonprofits to receive grants
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Published: November 16, 2016
By: Siobhan Becker
Twenty nonprofit organizations serving Long Island’s East End communities will receive $2,500 apiece in new grants. The Long Island Community Foundation and the All for the East End Fund announced the grants, totaling $50,000, to benefit nonprofits in the towns of Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, Southold and East Hampton.
For the third consecutive year, LICF and AFTEE worked together to examine proposals from the nonprofits supporting projects and programs in the fields of health and welfare, the environment, arts and culture, education, youth development and animal welfare.
“Working with LICF, we are able to look at the needs of the East End,” Claudia Pilato, an executive board member of AFTEE, said in a statement. “Through AFTEE, donors give to the needs of the entire East End community. These micro-grants really make a difference. AFTEE works to bring the nonprofit community on the East End together in support, collaboration and action.”
With its $2,500 grant, the YMCA East Hampton RECenter will establish a mentoring program to teach entrepreneurship skills to teens; the Open Arms Care Center in Riverhead will replenish its emergency food pantry stock; the Group for the East End in Southold will organize three East End native planting projects; and the Family Service League will expand a mental health support group for teens and young adults to Southampton.
The other nonprofits receiving grant money are Amagansett Food Institute, Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, Shelter Island Historical Society, SEPA Mujer, I-tri Inspirational Triathlon Racing International, Project MOST, East End Disabilities Associates, Every Child Matters Fund, Hallockville Museum Farm, North Fork Spanish Apostolate, Shelter Island Public Library Society, Children’s Museum of the East End, Southampton Community Housing and Development Corp., South Fork Natural History Museum, Community Action Southold Town and the Town of Southold.