Collective Long Island Effort
The Rauch Foundation has worked closely with The Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund and The Hagedorn Foundation for more than 20 years to support organizations and policies on Long Island that intervene early in children’s lives and help strengthen families. Over the past five years, these Foundations have invested more than $11 million to expand quality early care and learning opportunities on Long Island. The Foundations have committed to increase these investments for Long Island. The Rauch Foundation will increase investments to at least $7.5 million over the next five years, and The Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund and The Hagedorn Foundation will invest an additional $6 million. This funding will focus on expanding the Parent-Child Home Program in New York, strengthening state and local early childhood systems and leveraging existing funding to expand access to high-quality early learning opportunities on Long Island. Additional funding is available should there be increased opportunities for public-private partnerships with local, state or federal funding.