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FCA Awarded Grant from Hearst Foundation

MINEOLA, NEW YORK, December 13, 2019-  The Hearst Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to FCA to support the Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-Op, a proven program providing short-term childcare and case management for parents seeking to improve their individual and family circumstances.

The Hearst Foundation grant will enable the Nursery Co-Op to continue its program operations and to continue changing the lives of little ones and their Nursery THANK YOU.jpgfamilies.  The Hearst Grant will make a significant difference for the program as the Nursery Co-Op relies solely on fundraised dollars.

“We know that FCA is impacting the lives of those it serves,” said George Irish, Eastern Director of the Hearst Foundation, “and by expanding the operating hours and days of the Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-op more will benefit from this valuable service.”

Don Holden, FCA’s Chief Development Officer, commented, “Thank you to all at the Hearst Foundation for supporting the families who utilize the services that FCA provides at the Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-Op. You have brightened many lives with your kindness and giving hearts.”

When those closest to the Nursery were told about the grant, Ana Castillo, FCA Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-Op Coordinator, said: “The Hearst Foundation has enabled us to further our mission by helping to stabilize the lives of low income families.  With this grant, the nursey can now open five days a week and program hours can be extended to better serve our children and community.  We are so grateful for this grant, it means the world to us!”

About the Hearst Foundation

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.

The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.  The Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that result in improved health and quality of life, access to high quality educational options to promote increased academic achievement, arts and sciences serving as a cornerstone of society, sustainable employment and productive career paths for adults and stabilizing and supporting families.  While the Foundations aim to create fulfilling lives for all Americans, they have a particular sense of urgency in addressing the needs of low-income populations and look to support uniquely impactful programs to create long-term benefits.

About FCA

FCA is a not-for-profit agency helping more than 30,000 Long Islanders each year. For the last 135 years, the organization has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities on Long Island.

FCA believes in the potential of Long Island - a place where no child, senior, family or community is left to struggle alone with barriers to health care, education, employment or economic prosperity. Long Island continues to be one of the greatest place in the world to live and raise a family for many; FCA exists to ensure that be the case for all.
For more information about FCA, visit FCALI.org.