We’re making a difference

Making A Difference In The Community!

The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation is helping local organizations by providing necessary funding and support.


Foundation Testimonial Quotes

“On behalf of the National Lighthouse Museum, I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation for their grant which will be used to host four temporary lighthouse art/history exhibitions using movable display panels.”

– National Lighthouse Museum

“This was an incredible year for LINC and the children and families of New York City. Across the five boroughs, our programs reached 9,920 children and 5,631, our staff distributed 12,000 books and coordinated nearly 1000 literacy workshops. These feats would not have been possible without The Foundation’s generous donations.”

-Literacy NYC

“We have used this generous donation for our Weekend Food Backpack program. Staten Island Giving Circle started this project and have been filing and distributing ten food backpacks to underprivileged students at P.S. 74 through this school year. The project has been an overwhelming success and has generated a lot of interest with other schools seeing the same food deprivation problems.”


“On behalf of The New York Public Library and the Stapleton community, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for bringing your dance performance with Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater to our space. It was a great success and all in attendance had a wonderful time. It even brought new patrons into the library for the first time!”

-NYPL: Stapleton Library

“On behalf of the South Shore YMCA, I would like to thank The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation for its generous donation. The funds help us to enhance the current outdoor space with a more permanent structure for the summer campers. Our camp program helps children in our borough grow academically, socially, mentally and physically, while participating in a range of activities to sports to arts and crafts to thee exploration of science and nature.”

– South Shore YMCA

“Since its inception, On Your Mark has been committed to the belief that all people with disabilities deserve the opportunity to live a normal and enriched life. The funds raised by your generous donations will enable us to continue the outstanding programs and services we provide for so many people who depend on us.”

-On Your Mark

“The Fab for Life Foundation would like to thank The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation for their generous grant to support our mission of awarding scholarships to instructional support students graduating from own Staten Island High Schools. The Fab will give out twelve scholarships to students from 11 of our Staten Island high schools.”

-Fab for Life Foundation

“Thank you for your generous donation to I.S. 24. This grant will continue to fund our annual “Warm Up to a Good Book” night. This event provides an opportunity for our parents to take part in their child’s learning in a fun and interactive environment.”

-I.S. 24

“Thank you for your generous and heartfelt donation to the St. Adalbert – St. Roch Parish’s Renew and Rebuild Campaign. This grant will help us make capital improvements in both churches. The gift card will be used in our food pantry to feed people in our parish and the Port Richmond Community.”

-St. Adalbert – St. Roch Parish

“On behalf of the officers and members of Volunteer Heart Ambulance we would like to thank you for your continued support. Due to your generous support and donations we have been able to provide continued care for the Staten Island community since 1971. Being a community funded ambulance corps, we wouldn’t be here if not for you.”     

-Volunteer Heart Ambulance