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LI nonprofits awarded $293G in grants

Two Town of Huntington-based nonprofits are among a dozen that have been awarded grants from the Long Island Community Foundation for special projects.

The Caumsett Foundation, a group that supports the Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve in Lloyd Harbor, will receive $20,000 toward a program to manage invasive plants and re-establish native grasslands at the preserve.

The Huntington Youth Bureau, which provides activities, counseling and other services to youth, will receive $5,000 for fundraising workshops for its board members and affiliated agencies.

The two grants are among a total of $293,000 that the foundation announced last week it was awarding to 12 agencies.

The other grants include:

$40,000 to the Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Adelphi University for new programs for Long Island’s nonprofits;

$30,000 to the American Farmland Trust for a program to help farmers reduce their nitrogen output;

$25,000 to Child Abuse Prevention Services in Roslyn for bullying prevention programs in three schools;

$30,000 to Early Years Institute in Plainview for programs on the importance of early education;

$6,000 to the Hempstead Boys & Girls Club to help it expand its donor base;

$27,000 to the Long Island Council of Churches for its Freeport emergency food pantry;

$20,000 to Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth in Bay Shore for an anti-bullying campaign;

$20,000 to Operation Splash in Freeport for a program on water pollution in the South Shore Estuary;

$20,000 to Pronto of Long Island in Bay Shore for a new project to help shelter the homeless during the winter;

$50,000 to Winthrop-University Hospital for a child-life specialist to work in the hospital’s Hempstead pediatrics practice.

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