Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund (LIS Stewardship Fund) is seeking proposals to restore and protect the health and living resources of Long Island Sound.

Up to $400,000 is expected to be available for grants in 2019. The availability of funds is contingent upon the quality of proposals received, and their alignment with the priorities in this RFP.  The LIS Stewardship Fund aims to:

  • Support nongovernmental organizations working on issues and projects related to the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan 2015 (CCMP 2015)
  • Help build stronger nongovernmental organizations working in this region
  • Foster collaboration and innovation around conservation and environmental quality work
  • Accelerate the “next best step” for proven strategies.

Geographic Focus: All proposals must fall within any part of the Long Island Sound watershed in the states of Connecticut and New York as shown on the LISSF Boundary Map.

Proposals are due: Friday, March 15, 2019.

The request for proposal (RFP) and access the application instructions and forms can be found at http://licf.org/GrantSeekers/CurrentRFPs/LongIslandSoundStewardshipFund.aspx

The Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative
The Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative is a group of funders with missions that include the protection and restoration Long Island Sound. As no funder is solely focused on this goal, we aim to build our effectiveness through collaboration. Since its inception, the Collaborative has worked together to educate ourselves about the myriad issues facing the Sound and about possible solutions. We have been engaged in aligned funding for almost eight years. The LISSF is an inaugural effort to pool our investments and expand our grantmaking. We will support projects that address pressing challenges and provide for a healthy, productive, and resilient Sound now and into the future. The LISSF is administered by the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF). Foundations providing support for grants under this RFP are: Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Jeniam Foundation, Long Island Community Foundation, McCance Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, New York Community Trust, Pamela and Richard Rubinstein Foundation, Rauch Foundation, and Westchester Community Foundation.

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