New Yorkers for Children

New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) is a unique player in the field of New York City child welfare. We operate our own direct service programs for youth aging out of foster care, and we also serve as a backbone organization overseeing grants delivered through community partners or expert consultants. NYFC works alongside child welfare agencies and community partners to fulfill our mission to improve the well-being of youth and families in the child welfare system with an emphasis on older youth aging out of the system.

NYFC’s unique hybrid role as both intermediary and direct service provider gives us the infrastructure, field knowledge, and flexibility to meet the pressing needs of NYC youth both currently in foster care and those who have aged-out. NYFC serves about 1,000 youth annually - ages 18 to 26 - aiming to enroll them in college, support them through graduation, and help them gain the skills needed to enter the workforce. Since its inception in 1996, NYFC has distributed nearly $70 million in funds to support youth and families involved in the child welfare system, including over $8 million in direct scholarships to foster youth to promote post-secondary education.


Grant Managers

We manage the fiscal and data aspects of grants to ensure our youth are supported




We get New Yorkers involved in our work through fundraising and philanthropy


Incubate Programs

We incubate and test programs that we believe are promising for youth development


Manage Programs

We support the design and implementation of youth programs 


Provide Direct Services

We are direct service providers of both our signature programs and new, innovative pilot programs

NYFC is a hybrid organization, operating as both a direct service provider and an intermediary organization. In addition to our signature programs, we collaborate with stakeholders on innovative programming that seeks to address the most pressing issues facing NYC’s youth in new and innovative ways.


This hybrid approach means we take on multiple roles, with each facet of our organization working in tandem to increase the educational attainment, life skills, and career readiness of youth in care.

Our Impact


~$70 million

distributed since 1996


1,000 youth

participate in direct services annually


60% of youth

who graduate complete a Bachelor’s Degree

40% of youth

who graduate receive an Associate’s Degree


78% of scholars

graduate on time or early


12,500 +

Back to School packages distributed

What The Youth
Are Saying

Our News

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