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The andrew Sabin Family Foundation

Scholarships given out globally.
Species new to science named after the Sabin family.
Habitat acres protected in partnership with organizations around the globe.
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Avg. amount of local grants given per year around Sabin Metal Corporation facilities.
Given towards cancer research.

Building a healthier world

Andrew Sabin, Chairman of Sabin Metal Corporation, established the family foundation in 2008 to make his philanthropy more impactful. Today, he mentors and inspires his family to carry on this important work. Each year, the foundation gives nearly 200 grants that focus on protecting our environment, strengthening our communities and advancing healthcare research. Our local and global initiatives share one common goal: build a healthier world for all of us.

The purpose of life is to find something ennobling to live for and then, enjoying the journey, live honorably, joyfully, courageously, compassionately and usefully. In the end, making a difference that one lived at all."

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Andrew Sabin

We focus our efforts on three areas


Protecting our environment

The foundation is passionate about making a positive impact on our environment.

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We believe education is the key to motivating and enabling future generations of environmental advocates. The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation provides:

  • Funding for the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University since 2014
  • Support for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change at UCLA School of Law
  • An annual $25,000 Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize at the Yale Center for Business and Environment, awarded to the most promising sustainability-related startup
  • A significant number of grants to graduate students from underdeveloped nations at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Science. The grants offer additional financial support to students who continue their environmental work in their home countries after graduation.

Advancing healthcare research

The foundation is a staunch and active advocate for increased cancer research funding.

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Since 2005, Andrew has served on the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. In 2015, he and the family foundation committed $30 million to establish the Andrew Sabin Fellowship Program at the cancer center. Designed to encourage creative, independent thinking and high-risk, high-impact research, the program supports the work of world-class cancer researchers in four categories:

  • Basic science
  • Clinical
  • Physician-scientist
  • Population and quantitative science

Additional healthcare gifts:

  • A gift to MD Anderson of $10mm for The James P. Allison Institute to support scholars and the post-doctorate program.
  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center of $2.5mm to support cardiovascular research
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of $2.5mm for ASFF Endowment & Initiative in Cancer Prevention
  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center of $2.5mm to support the Men’s Health Program
  • Providing $300K to create the new Southampton Hospital Emergency Center in East Hampton, NY

I wanted to provide a vehicle so that highly qualified researchers at the world’s premier cancer center can focus on important work that can truly help people who suffer from cancer. This fellowship program will be at MD Anderson in perpetuity. I hope one of the fellows comes up with a cure. It would make me very proud to know that this gift made a difference.”

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Andrew Sabin

Building stronger communities

The foundation is committed to bringing people together by increasing access to natural and community-focused spaces.

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In 1988, Andrew founded the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center. Created out of concern for the area’s fragile ecosystem, the museum increases public awareness about the past, present and future of Eastern Long Island’s natural history.

Andrew also spearheaded the building of the local community recreation center, the East Hampton YMCA, and is a major contributor.

We have also supported various community institutions, such as:

  • The Animal Rescue Fund for $250K to make the cannery in honor of Annette Sabin
  • Assisting the Columbia Venture Fellows program with $150K to research and develop innovation in critical areas focused on climate, energy, infrastructure, and materials

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