Long Island Wins Receives LICF Grant

licfgrantFrom left to right: Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, Executive Director, Long Island Wins; Mary Beth Guyther, Program Officer, LICF; David Okorn, Executive Director, LICF.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that we have received a $20,000 grant from the Long Island Unitarian Universalists Fund administered through the Long Island Community Foundation. With their support, we can continue our work here on Long Island building welcoming communities and promoting commonsense immigration policy that works for everyone.

Long Island Wins considers the Long Island Unitarian Universalist Fund (LIUUF) and the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) exceptional partners in our mission of working toward a Long Island that works for everyone, immigrant and native alike.

“Long Island Wins provides a great resource for helping the community come together around the issues of immigration,” said Mary Beth Guyther, program officer of the Long Island Community Foundation. “It’s important to involve the community, and it takes an organization such as Long Island Wins to build those bridges and to make a change.”

New York Community Trust, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, founded the Long Island Community Foundation in 1978. LICF’s Long Island Unitarian Universalist Fund was founded in 1992 by the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock specifically to advance nonprofits in Nassau and Suffolk counties and to advance grassroots progressive social change.

“The LIUUF is committed to strengthening social justice on Long Island by using the power and resources of philanthropy,” said added Guyther. “It opens pathways to civic participation among the region’s most vulnerable.”

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