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The Rauch Foundation invests in ideas and organizations that spark and sustain systemic change in our communities.

We focus on areas where we can have the greatest impact: children & families, the environment on Long Island and in Maryland, and regional leadership

We are not afraid of controversial ideas, original approaches, or new ways to tackle old problems. However, we do look for sound data, strong management skills, and a focus on proven outcomes. Once we invest in the work of an organization, our involvement may include a long-term partnership or assistance with capacity building and leadership.

We are also committed to partnering with nonprofits, corporations, institutions of higher learning, the media, and other funders to help achieve shared goals and work through common issues.

Please note:

  • For Long Island, NYC and national initiatives, the Foundation does not solicit or accept unsolicited proposals under its core grantmaking approach. Instead, we proactively seek out organizations to explore grantmaking opportunities. We have found over the years that our process to explore funding opportunities collaboratively with prospective grantees helps organizations save precious time in searching for funding sources.  
  • For Maryland environmental funding, please follow the guidelines here.