The Rauch Foundation created the Long Island Index in 2003 to provide a source of unbiased reliable data for businesses, nonprofits, civic organizations, educators, and governments throughout the region. When the Foundation created the Index, it did so with the intention of initiating it and demonstrating the value of its work but always with the expectation that at some point the Index would be turned over to another organization to operate it in the long run. After 13 years, the time to identify that other organization has arrived.
“The Long Island Index is now well-established as the preeminent source of objective data on the region,” said Nancy Rauch Douzinas, President of the Rauch Foundation and Publisher of the Long Island Index. “Its value has been proven repeatedly through its research and analysis on a wide range of indicators measuring overall progress in the region and, most recently, on the interrelationship of three in particular: economy, housing and transportation. With the Index’s role now clear, it’s time for the Foundation to find a permanent home for it – one that will provide a sound setting for its future work with continued support and involvement from the Foundation.”
The Rauch Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify nonprofit organizations or institutions on Long Island that are interested in becoming the permanent home for the Long Island Index.