This month, learn how we’re integrating racial equity in philanthropy, celebrate New York City nonprofit leaders of color who are leading the poverty fight, and see how New York teens are getting involved through Camp Robin Hood. That and more in July’s Notes from the Field.

Take a Deep Dive into Advancing Racial Equity in the Poverty Fight

During our second Deep Dive event of the year, we brought together experts, nonprofit leaders, and donors to focus on advancing racial equity in the fight against poverty. Drawing upon lessons learned from Robin Hood’s Power Fund and the expertise of our guest speakers, participants explored how philanthropy and government can work together to advance racial equity across government policies, practices, and services. Speakers included Robin Hood CEO Rich Buery and board members Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence at PolicyLink; John B. King, Chancellor of the State University of New York; and David Puth, Senior Advisor at Circle; as well as Samantha Tweedy, CEO of the Black Economic Alliance; Sideya Sherman, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Equity, and Emma Vadehra, Chief Operating Officer of NYC Public Schools. Watch the event.

Meet Robin Hood’s Power Fund Leaders

Three years after the launch of Power Fund – which aims to address longstanding funding disparities in philanthropy, both at Robin Hood and the sector at large – Robin Hood is embedding equity into our grantmaking process by incorporating learnings from the inaugural Power Fund cohort. Hear from some of these leaders like IMPACCT Brooklyn’s Bernell Grier and African Communities Together’s (ACT) Amaha Kassa on how this investment from Robin Hood has impacted their roles as non-profit leaders of color who are essential to the fight against poverty in New York City. Watch their stories.

Get Insights on Investing, Policy, AI and More this Fall

Early registration is still open for the 2023 J.P. Morgan / Robin Hood Investors Conference. On October 24-25, join leaders like Sam Altman from OpenAI, Ken Griffin from Citadel, Stanley F. Druckenmiller from Duquesne Family Office, LLC – and more to be announced – as they share expert insights on a rapidly changing marketplace. Secure your spot.

In Case You Missed It: Camp Robin Hood 2023

Camp Robin Hood 2023 was a smash hit! Designed for teens ages 14-18, this week-long experience gives young people a thorough introduction to the obstacles facing our New York neighbors, what community partners are doing to fix them, and the role campers can play in making NYC a city of opportunity for all. If you have a teen that would like to learn with Robin Hood come the fall, we invite them to join Teen Council, which will resume meetings in September. For more information, reach out to Marianne Macrae at Learn how to get your family involved.

Robin Hood in the News

Emary Aronson, Robin Hood’s Chief Knowledge Officer, joined “Mornings On 1” to shed light on the ongoing efforts to aid the migrant population, Spectrum News NY1

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