Smart and bold in action.
While many foundations limit the number of years that they will support an organization, the Rauch Foundation believes in long-term partnerships with its grantees.
We seek out organizations with smart ideas and bold visions for change and invest in their development. Several of our grantees are long-term “partner grantees” who have called on us for ongoing operational support and counsel for more than a decade.
Children and Families
The Early Years Institute educates parents, professionals, and the public about the importance of the early years, and brings together community leaders to make bold investments in young children. The Rauch Foundation made an early and significant investment in the Early Years Institute because we believe that EYI is a dynamic organization that can help transform early education on Long Island and beyond.
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.