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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.  The Islanders Children’s Foundation was created in the Summer of 2003. The I.C.F. is partnered with The Hope Process in an effort to encourage donations for charitable organizations.  Since January 2007 the Foundation has raised more than $1 million for the cause of helping countless children from Long Island and around the world.

For more information on how you can become involved, CLICK HERE


The Islanders Children’s Foundation is dedicated to supporting Long Island based non-profit organization that provides opportunities to children.  The Foundation will work with those children’s charities that focus on the areas of health, education, and youth hockey development.  Our fans, through their participation in our numerous fundraising events and activities, raise funding for the Foundation.


Throughout the course of the season a variety of auctions, raffles, and full team events are held in order to help raise money for the ICF. Look for the following to take place during the upcoming season:

  • 50/50 raffle at each Islanders home game
  • Islanders Business Club Golf Outing
  • Islanders Children’s Foundation Day at Adventureland
  • Sticks out of the Hands Auction or Pink Sticks Auction
  • Halloween Mask Raffle
  • Halloween Warm Up Jersey Auction
  • Holiday Ornament Auction
  • Sticks and Steaks Dinner
  • Valentine’s Day Puck Surprise
  • St. Patrick’s Day Warm Up Jersey Auction
  • Jerseys off the Backs
Grant Request Guidelines

Foundation Type:  Independent Public Foundation

Purpose and Activities:  The Foundation’s philanthropic activities focus on two strategic themes: children and ice hockey.

Fields of Interest:  Youth development, youth ice hockey, ice hockey education, anything that supports the enhancement of today’s children and promotes youth participation in the sport of ice hockey.

Types of Support:  Special projects, seed money, continuing support, scholarships.

Limitations:  No grants for purely personal needs or individuals, no support for religious or sectarian purposes or social or fraternal organizations.  No grants to individuals or for deficit financing, matching gifts or conferences.  No loans. 

Application Information:   
Written descriptive proposal.
Copies of Proposal:  3
Copy of primary contact’s drivers license
Deadlines:  May 31
Final Notification:  No later than December 31.

**Please note: Only proposals that are awarded are responded to and awarded proposals are awarded for the next calendar year.

EIN#:  06-1671668

Monetary Donations

To make a monetary donation, you can send your contribution to:

Islanders Children’s Foundation
Attention: Chris Vardaro
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY 11553

or CLICK HERE to fill out a secure form to donate online.

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