The Islanders Children’s Foundation is a New York State not-for-profit foundation, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualified as a public charity. Since its inception in 2003, the Islanders Children’s Foundation has raised more than $8 million for the cause of helping countless children on Long Island and around the world.
The Islanders Children’s Foundation is dedicated to supporting Long Island-based non-profit organizations that provide opportunities to children. The Foundation also works with a variety of in-house youth programs. The foundation connects with children’s charities that focus on the areas of health, education and youth hockey development. Donations are raised for the Foundation through the tireless efforts of Islanders players, management and employees, along with the support of loyal sponsors and fans.
The Islanders Children’s Foundation raises awareness and funds through a variety of charitable initiatives during the course of the NHL season, including the Islanders Golf Outing, ICF Day at Adventureland and Casino Night. Special fundraisers during Islanders home games provide additional donations for the ICF. These fundraisers include the 50/50 raffle, Chuck-A-Puck, Jerseys off the Back, St. Patrick’s Day Jersey Auction, Valentine’s Day Puck Surprise, Holiday Grab Bag and Pink Stick Auction, among many others.
The Islanders believe in supporting our youth to help ensure their futures are bright. Children need the right opportunity to help them become successful in life and the ICF helps that process. We also see the hardships that surround many families on Long Island. These people deserve support from everyone in the community to make Long Island a better place and the Islanders take pride in helping lead in these circumstances.
The Islanders Children’s Foundation works with other non-profit programs and funds a variety of in-house youth programs. The Islanders@School Program, Holiday Hospital Visits and Toy Shopping Event, “Bossy’s Bunch” Charity Ticket Program, Amateur Youth Hockey Development Program and Islanders Fight Cancer were all created to benefit the youth of Long Island.
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Policies and Procedures
In order to create consistency and fairness we ask organizations seeking grants to follow the guidelines listed below:
- Your organization must be a registered charitable 501 (c ) (3) organization
- You must provide your charitable identification number
- Written descriptive proposal including how your organization follows the philanthropic activities of the ICF, include 3 copies
- Copy of primary contacts drivers license
- Must receive proposal by May 31st of the given year
- Final notification not later then December 31st of given year
Limitations: No grants for purely person needs or individuals, no support for religious or sectarian purposes or social or fraternal organizations. No grants to individuals or for deficit financing, matching gifts, or conferences. No loans.
**Please note: Only proposals that are awarded are responded to and awarded proposals are awarded for the next calendar year.
Make a Donation
There are three easy ways to make a donation to the Islanders Children’s Foundation
1. Click here to donate using our online secure server
2. Call 1-800-882-ISLES ext. 4
3. Mail a check out to the Islanders Children’s Foundation and mail to the following address:
Islanders Children’s Foundation
Attn: Chris Vardaro
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY 11553
The Hope Process
The Islanders Children’s Foundation has partnered with The Hope Process. The Hope Process was designed for one purpose; to provide charitable organizations with a steady stream of recurring monthly donations from merchants and businesses through the credit card processing of donations. The Hope Process enables the I.C.F. to receive additional funding on a monthly basis from donors