Founded in 1995, the Shelter Island Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. An all-volunteer organization, we rely solely on the generosity of people like you, local businesses, foundations and other charitable organizations. The Foundation’s individual grant awards are made to residents of Shelter Island, generally students, who wish to attend educational programs.  In addition, institutional grant awards are made to organizations such as the Shelter Island School and Shelter Island Public Library, and to local youth groups that offer educational programs that fit the guidelines of our mission.