BENEFITING: Robin Hood
Robin Hood: End poverty. Start here in NYC.
About poverty in NYC.
1.8 million of our neighbors are living in poverty in New York City.
1.4 million New Yorkers rely on emergency food to survive.
55% of the babies born in New York City are born into poverty.
40% of black men in New York City are not working.
How we’re fighting poverty in NYC.
Robin Hood is the largest independent poverty-fighter in NYC and one of the most innovative.
We've taken a new approach to defeat an age-old problem. Our method of using market principles to foster the most effective social change has been called “venture philanthropy.” We’ll accept the name, but what we won’t accept is the status quo. There are presently 1.8 million New Yorkers living in poverty. We are determined to upset that status quo.