35 Years Fighting Poverty

Robin hood fuels permanent escapes from poverty by funding, supporting, and connecting community organizations that give every new yorker a fair shot

Explore Robin Hood's Groundbreaking Study of Poverty in NYC

Our latest annual Poverty Tracker report reveals a sharp, historic increase in poverty citywide, compounded by a rising affordability crisis. See how Robin Hood is working to combat this newest challenge for New Yorkers in need.

Harnessing the Power of Tech for Good: AI POVERTY CHALLENGE

At the Robin Hood Summit: Opportunity x AI, we gathered the brightest minds to explore the revolutionary potential of technology’s new frontier and launch the AI Poverty Challenge, a national competition to advance tech-powered solutions that support upward mobility for people living in poverty.

We are committed to building and leveraging partnerships with government and our 300+ nonprofit community partners to:

GETTING FAMILIES BACK ON THEIR FEET

Rebuild NYC’s emergency food infrastructure

Help New Yorkers facing eviction

Invest in health & mental health services

Expand access to public benefits

GETTING KIDS BACK ON TRACK

Expand personal tutoring for students

Accelerate learning in subjects like math & literacy

Empower educators with high-quality curriculum & training

Prioritize mental health for students

GETTING NEW YORKERS BACK TO WORK

Help women return to the workforce with affordable childcare

Prepare 10,000+ New Yorkers for higher-paying jobs in the tech sector

Reduce barriers to college enrollment with CUNY’s career pathways

Help businesses reopen & rehire through advocacy and assistance programs

ABOUT ROBIN HOOD

Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. We support low-income families by building and fueling the most impactful nonprofits across all five boroughs that are elevating people from poverty.

Over three decades, we’ve invested more than $3B in New York City to ensure low-income families are on pathways needed to realize economic mobility.

INVEST IN THE BEST

Last year, we invested $172 million in over 900 of the most impactful nonprofits across New York City, including over $80 million for COVID-19 relief.

WHO WE FUND

BUILD STRONGER ORGANIZATIONS

We support and strengthen our partners in everything from board recruitment and fundraising to leadership development – whatever we can do to enable their success.

HOW WE HELP

FOLLOW THE DATA

We leverage data to identify, evaluate, and scale the most impactful programs.

POVERTY TRACKER

ADVOCATE

We advocate for smart policy changes to support the communities we serve.

PUBLIC POLICY
ROBIN HOOD IS THE BEST POVERTY-FIGHTING INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE.
Our board covers all operating costs so that 100% of every dollar you give goes directly to the poverty fight.

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Because our board pays for all administrative costs, 100% of every dollar you donate goes directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need.

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