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FOR 25 YEARS, ROBIN HOOD HAS FOUGHT POVERTY IN NEW YORK CITY.

Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for families in New York's poorest neighborhoods.  Since its founding, Robin Hood has raised more than $1.95 billion in dollars, goods and services to provide hundreds of the most effective soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job-training programs and other vital services that give New York’s neediest citizens the tools they need to build better lives.  In addition, Robin Hood's board of directors pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need.

  • CAREERS
    To effectively fight poverty in New York City, Robin Hood requires a strong, mission-driven staff.
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  • FINANCIALS
    100% of donations goes directly to the programs we fund, and the board pays all administrative costs. Read our detailed financial statement to see how every dollar is accounted for.
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  • Funding
    Robin Hood seeks to fund programs that provide comprehensive and intensive services and yield measurable results.
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  • Governance
    Robin Hood's Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose strategic decision-making and guidance steer the organization.
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  • Metrics
    Robin Hood’s system of metrics pursues a powerful ambition: to spend philanthropic money smartly.
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  • STAFF
    Robin Hood staff members bring a variety of backgrounds and experience to the organization.
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