UU Community Outreach Grant Program Seeks New Submissions

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork’s High Impact Community Outreach (HICO) program, designed to serve the church’s East End neighbors, is seeking grant applications for its fourth season. 

Over the last three years, HICO has granted $116,000 to 18 outstanding Long Island nonprofits. HICO is awarding financial assistance to institutions residing in or servicing any of the five Eastern Townships — East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island, Riverhead and Southold, as well as the Shinnecock Nation.

The UUCSF will consider applications from East End nonprofit groups, grassroots organizations, and national organizations with East End offices.

HICO’s Focus this year reflects the uncertain economic environment and the impact of the sharp rise in inflation. Funding will help the East End deal with multiple hardships. Awards will address needs in the following areas: Food & Shelter; Financial & Legal Education and Assistance; the Fostering of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and agencies promoting Animals Helping People.  

Their targeted population concentrates on those with children or having low incomes or support for intergenerational families’ needs. The application deadline is March 31.

The HICO program was made possible by the generous bequest of UUCSF member Paul Berman. To apply for a HICO grant, visit https://uucsf.org/hico-overview/.  Any questions can be directed to pac@uucsf.org. or by calling the Meetinghouse at 631.537.0132.    

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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