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The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation

Since its inception in 2011, The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation has awarded a total of $257,760.25 to nonprofit organizations and scholarship recipients. The Lois and Richard Nicotra Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation whose charitable purposes include support for other not-for-profit organizations primarily in the Borough of Staten Island, City and State of New York and to aid and support the community of children and grandchildren of the employees of The Nicotra Group, LLC and their various affiliates.

"Richard and Lois Nicotra gathered with The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation grant recipients at the Commons Café on March 13th, to present them with their awards. The profits from the COMMONS café are contributing to the funding for these non-profit organizations and scholarship recipients. Pictured in the first row from left to right, Linda Salmon of Children At Play Early Intervention Center, Foundation trustee Mrs. Lois Nicotra, Aria Grillo of The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Foundation trustee Mr. Richard Nicotra, Gerry Tannucilli of Staten Island Academy, Dr. Ken Byalin of John. W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School, Dr. Mark Sherman of Unity Games, Vivian Barone of Public School 54, Foundation Executive Director Kristine Garlisi, and Lynn Rogers of Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. Pictured in the second row from left to right, Barbara Walker of The Richmond County Orchestra, Inc., Nick DeFendis of the Richmond County Youth Complex, Inc., Teresa Caliari of Public School 22, Pastor Dave Watson of Calvary Chapel of Staten Island, Mark Garafano of Staten Island Fleet Week, Inc., Jack Martz of Trinity Lutheran Church Feeding Ministry, Rhagina Chisolm of The College of Staten Island Foundation, Anthony DeFazio of SCORE Staten Island, Robert Capolongo of Michael’s Cause, Inc."


Scholarships For Employees' Children
Sponsored by The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation for the children and grandchildren of employees of the Hilton Garden Inn, the Hampton Inn & Suites, The Nicotra Group and Corporate Commons.

Download the application here.

Grants For Non-for-profit Organizations
The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation provides support for non-for-profit organizations primarily located in the Borough of Staten Island and aids in the support of higher education for the children and grandchildren of the employees of The Nicotra Group, the Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island and the Hampton Inn & Suites.

Download the application here.



Making A Difference In The Community!

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

Organizations the Foundation has assisted:
  • A Very Special Place
  • Amazing Kids Connection (Amazing Grace Interfaith Ministry)
  • American Cancer Society -Relay For Life
  • Art Lab, Inc.
  • Athukorala, Shavini Himansi
  • Baltic Street AEH, Inc.
  • Bloomfield Conservancy
  • Camp Good Grief of Staten Island Inc.
  • Carl V. Bini Foundation
  • Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation
  • Chong, Kimberly
  • Church of St. Roch
  • College of Staten Island/CUNY- The Staten Island Leadership Institute
  • College of Staten Island Foundation, Inc.
  • The Conference House Association
  • Conference House Park Conservancy
  • The Congregation of the Daughters of the Divine Charity
  • Cooley's Anemia
  • The Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI)
  • Crossroad Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Dr. Vincent Andreano Memorial Foundation
  • ECHO (Emergency Children's Help Organization)
  • Eden II and Genesis Foundation
  • The Eger Foundation
  • Enrichment Through the Arts, Inc.
  • Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, Inc.-"The Healing Garden Living Memorial”
  • Font, Samantha
  • Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc.
  • The Friends of Maya Chang Foundation
  • Friends of Seguine Mansion, Inc.
  • Friends of Seamen’s Society
  • Gamage, Piumi Navoda Ahelapa
  • Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
  • Giordano, David George
  • Giordano, Matthew Leif
  • Gomez, Noreen
  • Good Counsel, Inc.
  • Global Medical Relief Fund
  • Green Technology Club
  • Habitat for Humanity New York City
  • The Harbor Lights Theater Company, Inc.
  • Hillel at CSI, Inc.
  • Hungerford School PTA
  • IlluminArt Productions
  • I.S.51
  • I.S.61
  • The John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School
  • The Joseph Anthony Verdino Field of Dreams Foundation
  • Legal Service NYC Staten Island
  • Lewis, Jelani Akili
  • Lifestyles for the Disabled (Strategic Planning)
  • Lynch, Jessica
  • Marfa, Michelle
  • McBratney, Jonathan
  • Metropolitan Fire Association
  • Monsignor Farrell High School
  • Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc.
  • Myra S. Barnes I.S. 24
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Lighthouse Museum
  • Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic (NTAC)
  • The New York Foundling Hospital
  • The Noble Maritime Collection
  • North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island, Inc.
  • Notre Dame Academy Forensic Team
  • NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation
  • Oakwood Heights VFW Post # 9587
  • Paone, Rosemary
  • Philharmonic- Symphony Society of New York, Inc.
  • Port Richmond CERT & Rescue Inc.
  • P.S. 6 The Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan School
  • P.S.19 The Curtis School
  • P.S. 31 The William T. Davis School
  • P.S.50 Frank Hankinson School
  • P.S.54 Charles W. Leng School
  • P.S.87 Parents Association, Inc.
  • PTA of the Staten Island School of Civic Leadership/PS 861
  • Rabbi Jacob Joseph School
  • Richmond County Board of Advocates for Mental Health
  • Richmond Choral Society RCS
  • Richmond County Orchestra
  • Richmond County Youth Complex, Inc. (RCYC)
  • Richmond Engine Company 1
  • Richmond Senior Services
  • Riverside Opera Company Inc.
  • Safe Horizon, Inc.
  • Saint Alban's Episcopal Church
  • The Sandy Ground Historical Society
  • Serenade at Historic Christ Church
  • Seton Foundation for Learning
  • SICCAN Staten Island Council on Child Abuse
  • Sisters of St. John the Baptist, Inc.
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens (SHCC&BG)
  • Special Olympics New York
  • Stapleton, Kristie
  • Staten Island Catholic Committee on Scouting
  • Staten Island Center for Independent Living
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • Staten Island Creative Community
  • Staten Island Federation of Parent Teacher Associations
  • Staten Island Feral Initiative
  • Staten Island Heart Society
  • Staten Island Historical Society, Inc.
  • Staten Island LGBT Community Center
  • Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc.
  • Staten Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group
  • Staten Island Multiple Sclerosis Group, Inc.
  • Staten Island YMCA
  • The Staten Island Zoo: Committee of One Hundred Citizens
  • St. Alban's
  • St. Baldrick
  • St. Benedicta Society
  • St. Charles School
  • (Archdiocese of New York) St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Region of SI
  • St. George Theatre
  • St. John's University
  • St. John's Episcopal Church-Canterbury Activity Center
  • St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School
  • St. Peter St. Paul
  • St. Roch's School
  • Sundog Theatre
  • Theatre Rehabilitation for Youth
  • Unity Games Inc.
  • Varriano, Nicholas
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
  • West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation.
  • West Shore Little League
  • Where to Turn
  • Xaverian High School
  • Yaccarino, Danielle


Staten Island Children’s Museum Metropolitan Fire Association The Sandy Ground Historical Society

Richmond County Orchestra Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. Sisters of St. John the Baptist, Inc.

Words Of Thanks From Recipients

Seamen’s Society for Children and Families

Dear Mr.  & Mrs. Richard Nicotra,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Seamen’s Society for Children and Families we want to express our sincere thanks for your efforts in helping us meet the Challenge Grant that President Clinton issued at the Black and White Gala on October 27th, 2011.

Your gift of $1,000 will help us achieve our goal of $50,000 that will be matched dollar for dollar by President Clinton.  We appreciate your commitment to the Seamen’s Society and your desire to help us maintain the support that is essential to deliver the programs our kids need and deserve.

Thank you for accepting President Clinton’s challenge and investing in our children.  The children that stood before him at the event prompted him to remind all of us that, “these are all our children, and we have got a big stake in their becoming what God meant them to be, to be able to live their dreams.”  This grant will enable these kids to see their dreams become a reality.

With heartfelt thanks,
Nancy R. Vomero

ECHO (Emergency Children’s Help Organization)

“The Emergency Children’s Help Organization (ECHO) is truly honored to be a recipient of a most generous grant from The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation. The grant enabled ECHO to assist a family in crisis with living essentials, along with providing tuition assistance for their child’s special needs therapy program….”

Pasquale Loporcaro
Executive Director, ECHO 

Amazing Grace Interfaith Ministry

Dear Lois & Richard Nicotra,
When you first opened the Hilton until today, you have been warm and giving to all people, big organizations and small outreaches.

I was so very moved receiving the grant of $1,000 from both of you---you are true earth angels.  I bless your foundation and will always pray for both of you and hold you in my heart.

One last note, Richard---you have it all over Paul Newman!!

Rev. Mary Hansen
Rev. Robert Hansen
Rev. Dr. Jerylyn Jacob
Rev. Francine Hillpot

Dear Kristine,

Thank you for your donation of $1,000 to support needy children in the Port Richmond area of Staten Island.

February 4, 2012 will be designated as a Nicotra-Give-A-Way of new clothing items that cannot be recycled.

We will send you more information and pictures after the event.


Rev. Mary Hansen
Rev. Robert Hansen
Rev. Dr. Jerylyn Jacob
Rev. Francine Hillpot

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