The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Partners with Long Island Community Foundation To Launch COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund

The Fund will support Long Island nonprofits to ensure they can continue to serve all Long Islanders with vitally important services.

The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation made a substantial grant to The Long Island Community Foundation to facilitate the launch of the COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus.  Also joining the charge are the Greentree Foundation, Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund, Long Island Community Foundation, Rauch Foundation and many other generous donors who make possible immediate grants to Long Island nonprofits in response to emergent and critical needs affecting our local region. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential health and human services and food insecurity, as well as arts and culture as it is directly tied to our communities’ health and wellness and economic recovery.

“The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation is proud to partner with LICF and other foundations to initiate the Covid-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund.  By banding together, we can direct emergency funds to Long Island’s essential nonprofits to sustain their critical staffing and programmatic endeavors,” said Peter J. Klein, CFA, President, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation.  “When liked-minded foundations can work together the results can move the needle and are often more impactful,” said Klein.

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. The first phase of funding will be used to support the immediate needs of front-line direct service providers to strengthen their capacity to address the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the emergent needs of vulnerable populations caused by related closures and social distancing guidelines.  Interested organizations can get more information and apply here. To learn more about the COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund and the Long Island Community Foundation, visit their website at

In addition to supporting the COVID-19 Long Island Philanthropic Response Fund, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation has made a series of individual grants to a roster of essential Long Island nonprofits in need of immediate relief.