Who We Are
New Yorkers For Children was founded in 1996 shortly after Nicholas Scoppetta was appointed to serve as the first Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). Initially New Yorkers For Children was set up as way to bring private dollars to support much needed programs, projects and activities that were not supported by government funding.
As the non-profit partner to the Administration for Children’s Services, New Yorkers For Children is tasked with funding, piloting, and implementing innovative programs that will improve outcomes of youth in the child welfare system with a focus on foster care.
- Identify unmet needs within the NYC child welfare community.
- Secure funding and strategic partners on behalf of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), as well as seed money for programs with promising practices.
- Operate programs, track their impact, and share what works and what doesn’t.
- Institutionalize successful programs by spinning them off, operating them directly and scaling them up.
Our Mission Statement
As the nonprofit partner to the Administration for Children’s Services, NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN protects, ensures, and promotes the safety and well-being of NYC’s children and families, with an emphasis on youth in foster care.
BECAUSE ALL CHILDREN DESERVE TO BE SAFE, HEALTHY, AND ACHIEVE THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL
Because no one makes it alone, we are thankful for the generosity of our donors, NYFC continues to have a tremendous impact on the lives of children in foster care in New York City. Please join with us by providing ongoing financial support, partnering on a specific priority or fund, or acting as a NYFC Supporter. In each, you will play a vital role in advancing NYFC’s philanthropic work to provide not only for children in foster care but those who have aged out.
Please contact us to explore NYFC partnership opportunities. Or read about our partnership policies and guidelines.
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New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) serves as the nonprofit partner to, and works in support of, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS). This partnership provides NYFC the unique opportunity to significantly impact New York City’s child welfare system. Throughout the year, NYFC and ACS collaborate on larger initiatives, which employ the best practices for serving New York City’s youth in care. NYFC currently funds several ACS initiatives, which are aimed at improving the lives of youth transitioning out of foster care. For more information on ACS, please visit their website at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/acs/index.page