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American Red Cross Awards DOF 2nd Grant

In October 2014, American Red Cross Long Island once again recognized DOF’s work on behalf of survivors of Super Storm “Sandy” who are dealing with disability-related issues, with an award of $57,800. This grant will allow DOF to continue its Sandy response work for people with disabilities into 2015.

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DOF Seeing Double!

In late 2013, two investors doubled their investment in DOF. Bank of America increased their commitment from $500,000 to $1,000,000 and Adrian Dominican Sisters doubled their commitment to $100,000. With these added funds, DOF looks forward to financing new projects in 2014!

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DOF receives $1,250,000 Award

On August 26, 2014, the CDFI Fund, a division of the United States Treasury, awarded DOF $1,250,000 in recognition of its work on behalf of people with disabilities and their families throughout the United States. Through the annual competitive application process, DOF was among the many award recipients all of whom specialize in helping low-income […]

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Celebrate The Children Opens Its Doors

On June 24, 2014 Celebrate The Children held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new home. With financing from DOF, CTC was able to renovate the existing building which will allow more children to attend the school that is devoted to advancing the development of children, adolescents and adults with autism […]

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DOF Receives $250,000 “Sandy” Grant from Robin Hood Foundation

In the 1Q2013, DOF received two grants from Robin Hood Foundation totaling $250,000 in recognition of our work for victims of Super Storm “Sandy” who were dealing with disability-related issues. Our involvement began with the assistance we provided the Greengus Family (see related story). In a letter to DOF, Robin Hood Foundation stated, “We at […]

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DOF Enters Contract with OPWDD

In the 1Q2013, DOF received two grants from Robin Hood Foundation totaling $250,000 in recognition of our work for victims of Super Storm “Sandy” who were dealing with disability-related issues. Our involvement began with the assistance we provided the Greengus Family (see related story). In a letter to DOF, Robin Hood Foundation stated, “We at […]

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DOF Connects Families to New Home

In January 2014, DOF and ACDS held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of a new home that will house four young men with Autism. This creative housing solution will allow these young men to live independent from their families in a supportive environment.

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DOF Wins 2nd Capital One Financial Literacy Grant

In October 2013, we were honored to be selected by Capital One Bank to receive a $5,000 Financial Literacy Challenge Grant our second consecutive award! As one of 25 not-for-profits on Long Island selected through a competitive process, this grant will allow us to continue teaching people with disabilities and their families critical financial and […]

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American Red Cross Awards DOF $60,000

In October 2013, American Red Cross Long Island recognized DOF’s work on behalf of victims of Super Storm “Sandy” who are dealing with disability-related issues. This will allow DOF to continue into 2014 the technical assistance program they started in December 2012. The American Red Cross issued the following press release in conjunction with the […]

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HAI Uses DOF Funds to Move to New Location

In December 2012, Hospital Audiences, Inc (HAI) closed a $500,000 loan with DOF to fund leasehold improvements related to its new location, 33-02 Skillman Avenue, Long Island City, NY, and to finance the purchase of a specially equipped bus capable of transporting physically disabled persons. Founded in 1968, primarily to provide access to live performances […]

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