What is the Mission of the Seaview Community Fund, Inc.?
The mission of the Fund is to make Seaview a sustainable and welcoming community for its residents by preserving the best of the past and building for the future. To that end, the Fund supports projects that improve and enhance the health, welfare, safety, and beauty of the community. The Fund promotes cultural and recreational activities and fosters relations among residents, neighboring communities and governmental agencies on Fire Island.
How did the Fund get started and what is the source of its revenue?
The Seaview Community Fund, Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, began in 1999 thanks to a generous bequest from longtime Seaview resident Charles Simon.
Other revenue comes from Seaviewers who have contributed to the Fund by attending events such as the annual Labor Day cookout, the House and Garden Tours, Shakespeare and music performances, and by direct tax-deductible contributions. Residents have donated vacant land that will remain “forever wild,” thereby enabling the preservation of open space in the community.
What does the Fund do?
The Fund sponsors community activities and projects that benefit Seaview.
- Purchase of the 6 passenger Senior Cart and provision of transport for seniors
- Animal welfare fund to care for abandoned cats, dogs and other animals
- Support for the doctor’s office, including purchase of new equipment
- House and Garden Tours in the community
- Creation of the Seaview Community Garden and 9/11 Memorial
- Concerts with renowned Jazz, Dixie, Klezmer, and Blues musicians
- Support for Children’s Shakespeare Production
- Welcome Back Dinner for community
- Labor Day Community Picnic
- Movies at the Bay Beach
The Fund also accepts proposals for projects that fit its mission. To apply for a grant, please send a brief summary of the project and its importance; attach a budget. The Fund has limited resources, but it can serve as a fundraising vehicle for important projects. The Fund reviews proposals quarterly.
Please mail grant proposals to:
Lesley Herrmann, President, Seaview Community Fund, Inc.
1050 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Every donation and dollar is appreciated and important.
To send cash donations:
- By Check:
Made payable to:
Seaview Community Fund, Inc.
c/o Arlene Kossoff, Treasurer
375 West End Ave., Apt. 8D
New York, NY 10024
- via wire or electronic transfers
To make donations , please contact Arlene Kossoff, 212-362-4616, firstname.lastname@example.org
- By PayPal
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To contribute securities, please contact Annie Tirschwell, 917-476-3695. Tirschwell@civicbuilders.org
If your employer has a matching gifts program, all contributions to the Fund can qualify for that benefit.
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