Welcome to the new Notes from the Field! We’ll still send you the latest Robin Hood news every month, just with a different look. Enjoy!


Gain insights at the J.P. Morgan / Robin Hood Investors Conference Oct. 24-25

Just a month away, the J.P. Morgan / Robin Hood Investors Conference is where leaders in AI, investing, policy, and tech converge to dissect pressing global challenges. With speakers like Alexis Ohanian, Stanley F. Druckenmiller, and Condoleezza Rice on board, prepare for engaging dialogues that spark meaningful change. Your ticket goes beyond the event – every dollar fuels poverty-fighting initiatives across the five boroughs, blending knowledge with
purpose. Reserve your spot and we’ll see you October 24-25.


School’s back in session. Here’s how we’re helping NYC students succeed this year.



While child care costs rise, Robin Hood’s CCQII is increasing access to affordable care with new grants.



Here’s what else you need to know:

  • Eradicating inequities in our city means investing in nonprofits led by people of color. Robin Hood CEO, Rich Buery, shared how Robin Hood is centering equity through initiatives like our Power Fund in Philanthropy News Digest. Listen to Rich’s podcast episode for more on this topic, and meet our newest Power Fund leaders.
  • NYC’s 3-K for All program helped mothers get back to work, according to our latest Poverty Tracker report. In areas with higher 3-K availability, mom’s labor force participation rates were higher than those with lower availability.
  • Robin Hood grantee, Communities Resist, is helping low-income New Yorkers navigate housing court and daunting rent increases. Learn how this is taking shape for Alva Campos in Jackson Heights, Queens, in this New York Times feature.
  • Our Management Acceleration team (formerly Management Assistance; hello, name change) helped iMentor improve their mentor recruitment strategies. Each year, MA gives out $5 million in pro bono consulting projects – helping our grantees expand their impact.
  • Rich Buery makes City & State’s 2023 Manhattan Power 100 List – congrats, Rich!

Thanks for reading some of our Notes from the Field. See you next month.

P.S. We want to give special thanks to long-time Robin Hood supporter, David Roberts. David runs a Substack newsletter, Sparks from Culture, and he just started donating the subscription fees he receives to Robin Hood. According to David, “this is a perfect opportunity to introduce Robin Hood to a wider audience and strengthen the bonds of my subscriber community through a joint effort to do good.” Subscribe (for free or paid) to Sparks from Culture here – we recommend it! Thank you, David, for your continued generosity.

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