Smart and bold in action.
The Rauch Foundation believes strong partnerships with its grantees will lead to critical, lasting change.
We seek out organizations with smart ideas and bold visions for change and invest in their development. We have both long-term “partner grantees”, as well as emerging partnerships with innovative new programs.
Children and Families
Docs for Tots is a small, dedicated organization led by pediatricians to promote practices, policies, and investments that will enable young children to thrive. They are currently working to transform pediatric practices in Nassau County to ensure that every child receives the appropriate development screenings, referrals, and support.
Long Island Environment
The Rauch Foundation has maintained ongoing annual support for the Long Island Pine Barrens Society for nearly 20 years. And the investment has paid off. The Pine Barrens Society has played a pivotal role in helping to craft Long Island’s groundwater protection legacy.
The Rauch Foundation was instrumental in creating Blue Water Baltimore through the merger of five Maryland watershed advocacy and conservation groups. The participants had all built local identities through years of work, yet they agreed to relinquish their separate identities in hopes of making a greater regional impact.
The Long Island Index is a Rauch Foundation project that has gathered and published data on the Long Island region since 2004. The Index does not advocate specific policies. Instead, the goal is to be a catalyst for action, by engaging the community in thinking about the Long Island region and its future.