ICF History

The Islanders Children’s Foundation (ICF) was created in 2003 as a registered 501 ©️(3) and extension under the leadership of late Islanders owner Charles B. Wang, who had a passion to help children and provide them with the best opportunities to live happy, healthy and successful lives. The Islanders’ current ownership group shares Charles’ values and is committed to being a leader in philanthropic causes and continue to make the ICF a staple in the community. Since its inception the ICF has raised more than $16 million through various events and initiatives to help those in the community. The success of the Islanders Children’s Foundation is a testament to the support of the entire Islanders family (ownership, players, staff, sponsors and fans).

The Summer of 2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Foundation.

ICF Mission

The Islanders’ Children’s Foundation is dedicated to serving local communities now and in the future. The Foundation is committed to supporting, educating and developing area youth while investing in Metro New York’s families and community wellbeing. The ICF focuses on supporting nonprofit organizations that share its common mission and developing programs that will create a lasting legacy for years to come.

ICF Golf Outing

Monday, September 16th, 2024 - 10:00AM

Join us for an exciting day of golf and tennis with Islanders players, coaches and alumni as we tee off for the Islanders Children's Foundation. This year's event is once again taking place at the prestigious Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury and is first of many events that will highlight the 2024-2025 season.

Race to the Rink 5K

Over 550 runners gathered outside of UBS Arena on April 7, participating in the New York Islanders Race to the Rink 5K, presented by Easterseals NY and supported by the Islanders Children’s Foundation.

Game Day Auction

Bid on signed New York Islanders items during select games this season at section 118.

Specialty Fundraisers

Seasonal raffles, mystery pucks, warmup pucks and theme jersey auctions.

Hockey With A Heart

Throughout the course of the season, we will be working with a select group of non-profit organizations to help raise awareness and funding for their causes at Islanders games this upcoming season. 

Non-profit organizations selected to participate will receive the following: concourse table, volunteer/fan interaction, 50/50 proceeds, in-game feature during the Community Corner spotlight, and other marketing assets as available.

Charles B Wang Community Service Award

The New York Islanders Charles B. Wang Community Service Award recognizes the leaders among us within the Metro NY community that have made a special or profound impact on the lives of individuals, families or the community at large. This candidate exemplifies the same qualities that the Islanders late co-owner exhibited daily: empathy, dedication to positive change and forward thinking.