Relief Fund

A man wearing a mask working to package emergency food grocery packages in a warehouse setting.

Emergencies and natural disasters disproportionately harm disadvantaged communities, worsening the systemic challenges that low-income New Yorkers already face daily. The Robin Hood Relief Fund bolsters  communities across the five boroughs by providing crucial support to ensure stability, resilience, and rapid recovery in times of urgent need.

To date, the Fund has distributed over $230 million in aid to front line organizations across New York City. 

Over the last 20 years, we have opened our relief fund three times: after 9/11, Superstorm Sandy, and Covid-19. Each of these events had disastrous effects on New York City, yet each taught us how to overcome.

Victoria Bjorklund, Robin Hood Board member

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we were present and hands-on because that is how we are built. Acting quickly and nimbly in crisis is in our DNA. When change happens, we lean into it, learn from it, and change with it, to help the people who need it the most.

John Griffin, Founder, Blue Ridge Capital and Robin Hood Board member

How to Apply

When the Relief Fund is activated, both current Robin Hood grantees as well as organizations that do not currently receive funding can apply. Please email with questions.

Two people volunteering to package emergency food and resources in an outdoor distribution setting.


The Robin Hood Relief Fund helps New Yorkers by supporting nonprofit organizations on the frontlines. 100 percent of donations will provide emergency support through food, housing, job security and more.