The Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative

We’re a group of funders with a shared mission: To protect and restore Long Island Sound. For some of us, it’s a large part of our work. For others, it’s just one of many programs or initiatives. But we all see the benefits of networking, collaborating, and consolidating our resources to make the greatest impact.

Why have we joined together? Because the health and well-being of Long Island Sound affects many people, and the problems we face cannot be solved by any one entity alone. Individuals, non-profits, agencies, and foundations need to work together.

Inspired by the collaboration of our grantees, patrons, and partners, we achieve our goals by pooling our knowledge, expertise, relationships, and funding.

We hope you join us.

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

The Community Foundation provides donors with an easy and convenient way to give back to our community with joy and impact. We make grants to nonprofit organizations in support of their efforts to strengthen our community.

Community Foundation of Middlesex County

In 1997, community leaders from across Middlesex County established our Community Foundation dedicated to enhancing and improving the quality of life in the area. Ours is now one of 17 in Connecticut and more than 850 nationwide. The Community Foundation represents a dedicated group of individuals and business committed to Philanthropy, Leadership and Legacy and to improving our communities now and in the future.

Eder Family Foundation, Inc.

Originally founded in 1954 in Southern Connecticut as the Sidney and Arthur Eder Foundation, this New Haven-based foundation now includes a third generation of family leadership. Areas of concentration include social services, basic needs for underserved populations, education, climate, conservation, environmental justice, and assisting useful change in our community.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

We bring you together with other passionate people and trusted resources to create lasting change in Fairfield County, CT. As a trusted community leader, we invite to the table leading experts, bold leaders and far-sighted funders to work together on solving our region’s challenges.

Fred and Gilda Nobel Foundation

The mission of The Fred and Gilda Nobel Foundation is to protect the Earth from environmental degradation and to assist marginalized people and communities in their struggles for economic, social and environmental justice.

Jeniam Foundation

The Jeniam Foundation’s mission is to provide venture philanthropy to organizations working on conservation, animal welfare, and other issues in the places where we work.

Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.

Dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life in New York City including preservation and environment.

Long Island Community Foundation

The Long Island Community Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization that connects donors with the full spectrum of charitable organizations within our community.

McCance Foundation

Believing that one can make a difference, the McCance Foundation focuses on both giving grants that will substantially better our world and promoting a culture of philanthropy. The McCance Foundation supports results-oriented, innovative programs that are well researched and evaluated. Following a venture philanthropy approach, the Foundation funds in five priority areas – Education, the Environment and Conservation, Medical Research, Social Entrepreneurship and Venture Philanthropy, and Fishers Island, NY.

The M&T Charitable Foundation

The M&T Charitable Foundation strives to strengthen our communities by providing support for a diverse range of civic, cultural, health and human service organizations through grants, employee volunteerism and in-kind services.

New York Community Bank Foundation

NYCB Foundation was organized in 1997, exclusively for charitable purposes. The Foundation is committed to providing grants designed to further community development, expand home ownership opportunities and provide access to affordable housing in the local community served by New York Community Bank. In addition, the Foundation supports local community organizations, such as those in the health, education and culture categories, which contribute to the quality of life.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is dedicated to sustaining, restoring and enhancing the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats for current and future generations.

The Pamela and Richard Rubinstein Foundation

The Pamela and Richard Rubinstein Foundation was established in 1997 to support youth development and environmental protection on Long Island and in the New York City Metro area.

Rockfall Foundation

The mission of The Rockfall Foundation (TRF) is to promote and support environmental education and conservation in the Lower Connecticut River Valley.

Westchester Community Foundation

The Westchester Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life for all in Westchester by connecting past, present, and future generations with nonprofits working in our area to make a healthy, equitable, and thriving community. We are a division of The New York Community Trust.