The Long Island Community Foundation announced $563,000 in recent grants to 23 effective nonprofits that make Long Island a better place to live, work, and play. Some of the funds have been granted to many East End organizations including:
THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, East End – $20,000 to expand the Festival’s visiting artists and community outreach initiatives in the Long Island East End villages of Montauk, East Hampton, Southampton, Sag Harbor, Watermill, and Westhampton.
REGIONAL PLAN ASSOCIATION, Long Island – $86,000 to collect data and analyze Long Island’s affordable rental housing stock, and creation of a public education campaign to address public opposition to rental housing.
PECONIC BAYKEEPER, Quogue – $20,000 to advance watershed protection plans for threecritical East End bodies of water.
PECONIC LAND TRUST, Southampton – $10,000 to involve the public in an update of Suffolk County’s agricultural and farmland protection plan.
CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF SUFFOLK COUNTY, Riverhead – $20,000 to involve parents in the anti-bullying efforts of four schools on Long Island’s East End.