Long Island Support
Louis Bacon and Robins Island Foundation – the Long Island affiliate of the Moore Charitable Foundation – recognize the importance of protecting New York’s breathtaking coastlines, diverse wildlife habitats and historic landscapes so that individuals now and in generations to come can enjoy, study and preserve this unparalleled environment.
From protecting critical conservation lands through donated conservation easements to safeguarding Long Island’s waterways and supporting habitat protection programs, Louis Bacon and Robins Island Foundation have created a thriving partnership that works hand in hand with the community.
Below are a few examples of the support Louis Bacon and Robins Island Foundation have provided in the area:
Environment and Conservation
- Partnering with the Group for the East End in protecting and restoring Long Island’s fragile coastal environment through education, citizen action and advocacy. Group President Bob DeLuca has hailed the foundation as “a leader in the strategic development of our entire organization (that) has helped us improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our environmental protection programs and expanded our ability to inspire others to embrace the kind of conservation ethic that is needed to achieve a sustainable future.”
- Providing funding that enables the North Shore Land Alliance to educate Long Island communities about the importance and timeliness of local land conservation. Alliance Board Chair Carter Bales has called the grants “an investment not only in preserving Long Island’s natural resources, but also, in sustaining the unique character and quality of life enjoyed by residents and stewards of its lands.”
- Funding critical National Fish and Wildlife Foundation conservation efforts on Long Island that have, among other things, restored tidal marshes on Long Island and opened dammed fish passages in Oyster Bay.
- Supporting important advocacy, research, habitat-preservation, and environmental-education programs at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center on Long Island.
- Permanently protecting Robins Island, “the Jewel of the Peconic,” through a 435-acre conservation easement. As a result, significant habitat, wildlife and historic restoration efforts are currently underway through ongoing foundation funding.
Underwriting The Nature Conservancy’s program which offers a rigorous and transformative student internship on Long Island as part of the Environmental Leadership Center’s Internship Program at Warren Wilson College.