Our Process

The AFTEE grant process is designed to be clear and simple in order to facilitate the distribution of funds where they are most needed.  Working with the Long Island Community Foundation/AFTEE Fund,  the grant committee which consists of one representative of each of the five East End towns:  East Hampton, Southampton,Shelter Island, Riverhead and Southold, meets twice a month, or more often depending on the number of grants received.  Grants are reviewed for 501c3 status, best practices and a concise explanation of the program and how the grant money will be used.

Our Current Focus

Currently, Aftee has targeted fundraising and grants to the Feed The Need
Campaign. Our East End food pantries are working 24/7 to eliminate food insecurity on the East End.  The East End of Long Island is a service economy and with restaurants, bars, landscapers, housekeepers, chefs and thousands of other losing jobs, the number of new clients seeking help through local pantries is staggering.   In addition to established food pantries, AFTEE is also supporting “pop-up” pantries started by other non-profits to assist their clients, as well as creative programs that address sustainability. Grant receipts include:

  • Blaze Church
  • Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center
  • Butterfly Effect
  • Centro Corazon de Maria
  • Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE)
  • Church of the Harvest
  • Community Action Southold Town  (CAST)
  • East End Food Institute
  • East Hampton Food Pantry
  • East Hampton Meals on Wheels
  • Hamptons Art Camp Food/Restaurant Program
  • Heart of the Hamptons
  • Lighthouse Mission
  • Loaves & Fishes Mattituck Presbyterian
  • The Lords Cupboard
  • Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach
  • Montauk Food Pantry
  • North Fork Parish Outreach
  • North Fork Spanish Apostolate
  • Open Arms Care Center
  • Quail Hill/Peconic Land Trust
  • RISE
  • Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry
  • Springs Food Pantry
  • St. Rosalie’s / Hampton Bays Food Pantry

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