Bank of America
Bank of America has committed more than $1 million which includes partnering with mobilized nonprofits that can provide food and meal access and other basic needs to the most vulnerable populations. In addition, the employee matching gift minimum has been lowered to $1 for employees interested in providing support so for every dollar an employee gives to an eligible nonprofit, Bank of America will match those funds up to $5,000 per employee. Additionally, to help students continue to learn at home during school closures, they partnered with Khan Academy to help them scale programs and initiatives to meet this need.
Brookhaven National Laboratory
This is an article the lab recently wrote summarizing the research at BNL.
Enzo Biochem, Inc.
They are providing large scale COVID molecular testing for the region and and developing new test platforms as well as the antibody test for COVID.
Farrell Fritz, P.C.
John R. Morken, Estate Litigation Partner & Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, was named a member of the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force Appointed To Oversee Pro Bono Network for the NY State BAR Association. As a task force, they will be assisting New Yorkers suffering from the pandemic. https://nysba.org/covid-19-recovery-task-force-appointed-to-oversee-pro-bono-network/.
H2M architects + engineers
They have the H2M food pantry that is being headed up by an employee for those who cannot go to the store or do not have the means to. All leftover donations will be donated to Island Harvest as well, at a later date when they are accepting items again.
They want to ensure that people know about an important government initiative to make payments to eligible individuals who are bearing the brunt of job losses, furloughs, wage reductions and other economic impacts. Click here.
Long Island Cares
In addition to their six satellite centers, they are distributing emergency food on Saturdays at the Valley Stream Presbyterian Church, and providing emergency food boxes in collaboration with the Glen Cove School District. They are also continuing to deliver food for their seniors through their Mobile Pantry and S.O.S. (Support Our Seniors) Mobile Food Delivery Program. They are also delivering food and supplies to the homeless population. Lastly, 76% of their member food pantries are open and they are continuing to deliver food to them weekly.
They have been working with many of the hospitals, providing meals for them. These include Good Samaritan Medical Center, Southside Hospital, Stony Brook Medicine, Winthrop and the Aqueduct Testing site. The groups they have been working with include Lemons to Lemonade, Islip Feeds Southside, Meal Train and NYS Office for the Aging.
Long Island Business News
LIBN is offering matched free space to any firm who purchases an ad in print, online or webinar to the firm's charity of choice. Click here.
Long Island Nets
They have been using their social media, email, and website platforms to help amplify the work their corporate and community partners are doing right now. They have a webpage dedicated to it that can be found here, https://longisland.gleague.nba.com/corporate-partners/.
They have also been putting out a series of family friendly activities for parents and kids to utilize during this time including activity pages, coloring pages, live Virtual Read to Achieve assemblies, fitness classes, and a virtual pen pal program with their mascot.
Business Webinars: Newsday in partnership with the LIA developed a webinar series to help the Long Island business community survive during the coronavirus crisis. Kevin Law along with key topical guests supply extremely pertinent information and answer business owners questions. Newsday Reporter, James Madore moderates the conversation.
has donated PPE to local hospitals.
Additionally, Energeia has done the following:
1) Brief paragraph describing the organization;
2) Brief paragraph that describes the specific purposes of the fund;
3) Link or other information on how to contribute
Also, they are housing travelling healthcare workers in one of our residence halls:
Northville has made a major contribution to the Northwell Foundation along with donations to the United Way ($25K) and the Red Cross ($10K).
Orsted has committed $17,500 to food pantries across their project areas in the Towns of East Hampton and Brookhaven.
RXR Realty has launched a new platform called RXR Volunteer. It’s a platform where skill-based volunteers can use their skills to help non-profits and small businesses in need. From technical assistance with federal relief programs to helping organizations reposition themselves to a new COVID-19 world, they have volunteers ready to help.
SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Old Westbury is cooperating with the Office of the Governor and the Army Corps of Engineers to construct a 1,000 alternative relief center to serve Nassau County. The project will convert all of the College's athletic fields and its Clark Athletic Center for this purpose.
TD participated in the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and due to the bank's efforts in establishing a digital platform in record time, was able to process billions of dollars of loans for over 25,000 businesses. Additionally, they instituted a loan deferral program allowing clients to defer principal and interest payments for up to 90 days. Lastly, TD Cares donated countless dollars to charities to support human services agencies, first responders, etc. They will also be participating in the Treasury's Main Street Program which is due to roll out shortly and provide attractive financing terms for larger businesses.
The EGC Group
They are working with United Way of Long Island pro bono to create a media campaign to promote a “community baby shower” to raise money for families who are having children during this difficult time. It’s called “Born United.” In addition to the creative work, they are negotiating free media time with the major Long Island media companies.
The LIA continues to comply with New York State’s Covid-19 related laws and regulations, as well as our office building’s moratorium on in-person committee meetings and larger events. However, check out some of our virtual meetings and events that we have scheduled this fall/winter.