Photography provided by the Robin Hood Foundation.
As a firm with deep roots in New York City, we partnered with The Robin Hood Foundation on its 1st “Night for NYC” – a single-night, multi-location fundraiser for New York City’s most vulnerable residents.
The fundraisers included nearly 50,000 participants across a Yankees game, two “next-gen” concerts, a number of community service outings, and Robin Hood’s annual gala at the Javits Center. The city-wide effort raised over $60 million to fight poverty.
Robin Hood is New York's largest private funder of schools, emergency food programs, homeless shelters and job training services. They use rigorous and sophisticated techniques in their grant-making process, helping to maximize the impact of donor dollars and deliver a 12:1 benefit: cost ratio. Robin Hood’s board underwrites all operating costs, so 100% of donations go directly to serving New Yorkers in need.
At BlackRock, we are focused on building better financial futures for our clients and communities – not only through our world-class investment and risk management capabilities, but also by partnering with innovative organizations that solve pressing social and environmental challenges. We are proud to partner with Robin Hood’s Night for NYC to fund initiatives that deliver long-term results for our neighbors in need.