Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. For over thirty years, we’ve been finding, fueling, and creating the most impactful and scalable solutions to lift families out of poverty in New York City. We partner with over 300 nonprofits to support food, housing, education, legal services, workforce development, and more to New Yorkers living in poverty across all five boroughs.

Robin Hood is a strategic grantmaker. We initiate and develop long-term projects and partnerships that provide the best opportunity to deliver maximum impact. As a result, we typically source funding opportunities in collaboration with organizations in the field, rather than via unsolicited proposals.

However, we recently activated a simple open application form (found below) to allow any and all prospective grantees to reach out with interest. Given the bandwidth of our grantmaking team, we anticipate inquiries will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. If you are considered for investment, Robin Hood staff would plan to conduct due diligence with you. Be prepared to share this information if you are selected to apply for funding. To best determine whether Robin Hood might be a good fit for your organization, please review the Eligibility section below. If you meet all of the criteria, feel free to submit an expression of interest.


  • Robin Hood will only fund 501(c)(3) organizations providing services in New York City. We cannot fund individuals.
  • Robin Hood only funds projects that elevate New Yorkers out of poverty. Please make sure that what you are doing serves low-income New Yorkers
  • While we know that interventions will often serve New Yorkers across a range of life stages, please indicate which life stage of New Yorkers you are aiming to impact.

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