All For The East End (AFTEE) will bring together the nonprofit organization (NPO) community of the five East End towns, along with friends and supporters on “Giving Tuesday,” December 2, to focus attention on “giving local” as part of the national Giving Tuesday initiative, a global day dedicated to giving back.
AFTEE is joining organized events across the country to celebrate generosity and to encourage giving in the communities in which we live and work.
At an open wine reception and networking event at Dodds and Eder on Bridge Street in Sag Harbor from 5-7 p.m., AFTEE will highlight the East End Fund, which raises money to assist the nonprofit community of the five East End towns, providing a new source of funding for local NPOs selected from the more than 1,075 registered 501(c)(3) organizations in the region. During the event, checks will be presented to AFTEE by Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), Dan’s Papers, The Babcock Foundation and Myron Levine, among others, as their contribution to Giving Tuesday. AFTEE’s 2014 grantees (listed below) will also be introduced.
Last year, through the Long Island Community Foundation, AFTEE made 20 micro grants of $2,500 each to NPOs in each of the East End Towns. More than 80 local NPOs applied, and AFTEE will continue the grant process in 2015 with the funds raised this year.
All For The East End is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the primary purpose of raising awareness of the role not-for-profit organizations play in making the East End of Long Island one of the most desirable places to live in the world, and to establish a fund of new money that NPOs in the five East End towns can access through a grant process. The Long Island Community Foundation manages and administers the disbursement of funds obtained through AFTEE’s efforts.
Information about the 2015 grant process will be available at aftee.org.
AFTEE 2014 Grants
Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center
Family Service Leaque of Suffolk County
Food Pantry Farm
Aid to the Developmentally Disabled
East End Arts
North Fork Spanish Apostolate
Open Arms Care Center
Peconic Community Council/Maureens Haven
SI Historical Society
Sylvestor Manor Educational Farm
Dominican Sisters Health Services
East End Hospice
Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry
Community Action Southold Town, Inc.
North Fork Animal Welfare League
Southold Free Library