Become a Grantee

We find and fund the most promising poverty-fighting organizations in New York City, initiating and developing long-term partnerships to deliver solutions with maximum impact.

Robin Hood is a strategic grantmaker; we source grantees and offer funding opportunities in collaboration with organizations in the field, rather than via unsolicited proposals.

Our grantmaking approach follows lifestage milestones commonly associated with economic mobility: early childhood, school-age children, young adults, and adults & household supports. If your organization is mission-aligned with Robin Hood’s work, please submit an expression of interest below.


Periodically, Robin Hood releases funding opportunities in the form of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), challenges, or awards. Please check this space to view opportunities as they become available.

  • Apply for Robin Hood’s multi-million dollar AI Poverty Challenge, awarding breakthrough innovations in AI technologies to expand opportunity and upward mobility

Beyond funding, Robin Hood builds relationships with our grantees through a variety of strategic capacity-building supports and opportunities:

Through our programs and special initiatives, we make strategic grants to our grantees to address poverty at all stages of life, from early childhood to school-age children and young adulthood to adulthood.

Frequently Asked Questions

Robin Hood funds 501(c)(3) organizations providing services in New York City that aim to elevate New Yorkers out of poverty and serve low-income New Yorkers.

If your organization is interested in becoming a prospective grantee, please review your eligibility and submit an expression of interest