The Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund (LISSF) of the Long Island Community Foundation has issued an RFP for projects aimed at protecting and restoring the health and living resources of New York’s Long Island Sound.
LISSF is interested in empowering communities of all kinds but especially underserved communities to access, improve, and benefit from Long Island Sound and its waterways and surrounding lands. Program priorities for 2020 include:
Capacity Building — Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to increase the effectiveness of organizations focused on restoration and protection of the health and living resources of the Sound.
Collaboration — Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in support of one or more organizations working together to accomplish a common goal and achieve greater impact focused on improving the health and living resources of the Sound.
Piloting Tools & Strategies — Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in support of efforts to add more value in terms of environmental and natural resource impact and to foster the “next best step” for applicability or scalability across the Sound.
Small Projects with Big Impacts — Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of efforts to improve water quality, restore habitat, sustain wildlife, and engage the public in the restoration and protection of the health and living resources of the Sound.
Up to $400,000 is expected to be available for grants in 2020; there will be fewer grants available at the higher end of the range.
Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and educational institutions.
See the Long Island Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.