The Islanders Children’s Foundation is a New York State not-for-profit foundation, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualified as a public charity. Since its inception in 2003, the Islanders Children’s Foundation has raised more than $8 million for the cause of helping countless children on Long Island and around the world.
The Islanders Children’s Foundation is dedicated to supporting Long Island-based non-profit organizations that provide opportunities to children. The Foundation also works with a variety of in-house youth programs. The foundation connects with children’s charities that focus on the areas of health, education and youth hockey development. Donations are raised for the Foundation through the tireless efforts of Islanders players, management and employees, along with the support of loyal sponsors and fans.
The Islanders Children’s Foundation raises awareness and funds through a variety of charitable initiatives during the course of the NHL season, including the Islanders Golf Outing, ICF Day at Adventureland and Casino Night. Special fundraisers during Islanders home games provide additional donations for the ICF. These fundraisers include the 50/50 raffle, Chuck-A-Puck, Jerseys off the Back, St. Patrick’s Day Jersey Auction, Valentine’s Day Puck Surprise, Holiday Grab Bag and Pink Stick Auction, among many others.
The Islanders believe in supporting our youth to help ensure their futures are bright. Children need the right opportunity to help them become successful in life and the ICF helps that process. We also see the hardships that surround many families on Long Island. These people deserve support from everyone in the community to make Long Island a better place and the Islanders take pride in helping lead in these circumstances.
The Islanders Children’s Foundation works with other non-profit programs and funds a variety of in-house youth programs. The Islanders@School Program, Holiday Hospital Visits and Toy Shopping Event, “Bossy’s Bunch” Charity Ticket Program, Amateur Youth Hockey Development Program and Islanders Fight Cancer were all created to benefit the youth of Long Island