The Fund is accepting applications from organizations on a rolling basis for immediate response grants in the following priority areas:

Serves vulnerable populations including low-income children and families, low-wage workers, individuals and families who are homeless and immigrant communities.
Provides or will expand services to include emergency assistance (e.g. food, shelter, and other basic needs)
At risk for gaps in government contracts due to interruption of services
Incurred unexpected expenses (e.g. overtime pay, technology)
Track record with administering emergency cash grants to individuals and families

Robin Hood will only fund 501(c)(3) organizations providing services in New York City.

*We cannot fund individuals.

Purpose of the Funding

Robin Hood anticipates making grants to 501(c)(3) organizations in New York City that are well-positioned to serve low-income communities. The initial grants, expected to last three months in duration, will average $45,000. The purpose of these grants is to provide resources to support nonprofits that are on the front lines of this work and can move swiftly to serve affected communities.

Reporting and Monitoring

Robin Hood is responsible for the careful stewardship of our donors’ dollars. Organizations receiving funding will provide one brief report to Robin Hood at the end of the funding period describing how the funds were used and impact achieved. Robin Hood may also check-in periodically through e-mail or phone calls throughout the grant cycle. Robin Hood is committed to making reporting as streamlined as possible so that those receiving funding may dedicate their resources to the work rather than grants management.


Request for Proposals Released: March 23, 2020
Application Deadline: Rolling
Decision Period: Rolling

We ask organizations to complete and return applications as soon as possible. In turn, Robin Hood will review each application and may contact applicants for a more in-depth conversation. We will then make recommendations to Robin Hood’s Board of Directors, which has oversight of all grantmaking.

• For Current Robin Hood Partners, please e-mail your program officer with questions.
• For organizations that do NOT currently receive Robin Hood funding, please email with questions.

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