NYFC Selected as a Robin Hood FUEL for 50 Winner

New Yorkers For Children has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Robin Hood Foundation’s FUEL for 50 initiative, which aims to support young children’s learning and development through programs focused on their caregivers. The grant will support NYFC’s Emergency Grants program, which provides unconditional cash transfers to youth with foster experience, about 50% of whom are young parents. 

This is the first step of the FUEL for 50 process, a multi-tier grant process a series of optional workshops with experts in child development and nonprofit management. In November 2022, FUEL will award up to 10 of the selected organizations $250,000 in additional funding to test the efficacy of their programs, and in 2023 up to three awardees will receive an additional $1 million to scale their efforts. 

“New Yorkers For Children is over the moon to be a part of FUEL for 50.  Not only are we grateful to receive support from the Robin Hood Foundation but are thrilled to be part of an esteemed community of other New York city nonprofits. This comprehensive support will help New Yorkers For Children more effectively serve young parents who have aged out of foster care that are parenting children between 0-3 years old,” said Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez, Executive Director of New Yorkers For Children

“The FUEL for 50 team took the time to go beyond surface consultation with community-based organizations and New York City parents by directly involving organization and community representatives in the grantee selection process itself, reconfiguring how funding flows into historically marginalized communities,” said Kassa Belay, Co-Director, United for Brownsville and a member of the FUEL for 50 selection committee.