Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for New York's poorest residents. Since 1988, Robin Hood has raised over $2.5 billion in dollars, goods and services, providing hundreds of the most effective service organizations – soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job training programs and other vital services – the tools necessary for their neediest neighbors to build better lives. Robin Hood's board of directors pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100% of donations go directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need.
Each year, they reduce barriers to opportunities for nearly half a million New Yorkers. From keeping more than 200,000 New Yorkers from going hungry, to helping more than 10,000 of their neighbors secure jobs to helping nearly 11,000 remain stably housed and off the streets, Robin Hood is there for their neighbors.
While Robin Hood’s primary focus is on New York, their impact extends far beyond the borders of their city. Their pioneering, metrics-based approach has become the gold standard for charities around the nation. The programs they fund are often the first of their kind, and serve as demonstration models to identify what works before being replicated in other cities.
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