The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork (UUCSF) is presenting the East End community with a call for proposals for their new High Impact Community Outreach grants.  

“Our congregation was the fortunate recipient of a very generous bequest from one of our members,” said Michael F. Daly, Board President, UUCSF, “This donation has allowed us to create a High Impact Community Outreach (HICO) fund which will enable us to provide project grants to community organizations in the five East End Townships: East Hampton, Shelter Island, Southampton, Riverhead, Southold and the Shinnecock Nation.”  

The UUCSF strives to promote positive social action on the East End of Long Island.  In living the Unitarian Universalist principles, they promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, justice, equity and compassion in human relations, a free and responsible search for truth and meaning and the interdependent web of all existence. Their goal is to work for all East Enders to share in our bounty, creating a better place to live, work and play. 

The UUCSF will consider applications from East End nonprofit groups, grassroots organizations and national organizations with East End offices. The applications, which should be in the form of projects, will be evaluated by the Proposal Assessment Committee (PAC), who have been appointed by the UUCSF Board. 

Initial grants will be awarded to organizations seeking project support that target one of the following at risk populations: immigrants of all status, senior citizens and essential workers.  

“As we all try to transition towards a new normal, our goal at the UUCSF is to have an impact on organizations so they may move forward with their much needed work in our community,” said Mr. Daly.

To apply for a HICO grant, visit uucsf.org/hico-overview/.  Any questions can be directed to the PAC at pac@uucsf.org.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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