Community Chest to award $324,000 in grants for Port Washington non-profits in 2022

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Community Chest to Award $324,000 in Grants for Port Washington Non-Profits in 2022
Port Washington, Feb. 4, 2022 –The Community Chest of Port Washington (CCPW) today announced the selection of 26 nonprofit organizations who will receive a total of over $324,000 in 2022.

Together these organizations will provide a variety of critical services to Port Washington residents including cyberbullying prevention education for teens, mental health services, daily hot lunches for Senior citizens, tutoring to help ensure high school graduation and growing organic produce for Port food pantries, to name a few. For more information on the organizations selected for funding in 2022, visit:

“In total, we’ll be helping more than 7,000 people, addressing social service, health and welfare, educational and other critical needs of Port Washington residents, all through organizations supported by the Community Chest,” said Drew Hershkowitz, president of the Community Chest.

According to Michael Cooperman, co-chair of the CCPW Budget and Allocations Committee, “This was an especially challenging year for many people in our community with the continued unpredictability of COVID, including those non-profits that we fund. We selected these deserving organizations for funding based on the continued impact and services they are providing to members of the Port Washington community.”

The 26 organizations selected include Littig House Community Center – who with support from the Community Chest, will help families with programs like tutorial assistance for pre-teens and teens to ensure they remain on-track for middle school promotion and high school graduation. CAPS at the Safe Center provides domestic violence prevention as well as bullying and cyberbullying prevention classes for Port Washington students.

Plant a Row for the Hungry, with help from the Chest, supplies fresh organic produce for community food pantries, grown by Port residents and at garden/farming sites throughout Port Washington.

The support from the Community Chest also enables the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center to provide critical mental health services to Port Washington children and families. And, the Port Washington Adult Activities Center offers activities and daily hot lunches for local seniors thanks to funding from the Chest.

“Applicants for funding are carefully reviewed by an experienced group of Port Washington residents who really understand what our community needs,” said Executive Director Robert Keller. “When you donate to the Community Chest, you are assured that your money is benefiting the community in which you live and that our grantee organizations have been thoroughly evaluated.”
The Community Chest is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds for distribution to local charities dedicated to improving the lives of Port Washingtonians. For more information, please contact the Community Chest at (516) 767-2121 or visit

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