The Pines Foundation, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association and sponsor of the event, is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the quality of life in the environmentally-sensitive community of Fire Island Pines. Included in its mission is the support of cultural activities and the maintenance of the Whyte Hall Community Center. The Pines Foundation also supports the preservation of the community’s fragile seashore.
Stonewall Community Foundation is one of the leading public foundations focused on the needs of the LGBTQ community. Since 1990, the Foundation has invested more than $18 million in over 600 organizations via donor advised funds, annual grants, and leadership building programs. Stonewall’s approach is to inspire meaningful change through strategic initiatives designed to engage the community, empower leaders and invest in grassroots LGBTQ organizations.
Since the first Pines Party in 1999, The Pines Foundation has donated over $1.25 million to the Stonewall Community Foundation. Recent grantees funded by our donations have included:
- The Center for Anti-Violence Education
- Tyler Clementi Foundation
- The LGBT Law Project of NYLAG
- New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth
- Global Action Project
- Two-Spirit Health Services
- Dominican Woman's Development Center