We Believe All
Young People
Deserve To Be
Safe, Healthy
Their Fullest

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NYFC’s unique hybrid role as both intermediary and direct service provider gives us the infrastructure, field knowledge, and flexibility to meet the pressing needs of NYC youth both currently in foster care and those who have aged-out. NYFC serves about 1,000 youth annually – ages 18 to 26 – aiming to enroll them in college, support them through graduation, and help them gain the skills needed to enter the workforce. Since its inception in 1996, NYFC has distributed nearly $70 million in funds to support ACS-involved youth and families; including over $8 million in direct scholarships to foster youth to promote post-secondary education.

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Grant Managers

We manage the fiscal and data aspects of grants to ensure our youth are supported




We get New Yorkers involved in our work through fundraising and philanthropy


Incubate Programs

We incubate and test programs that we believe are promising for youth development


Manage Programs

We support the design and implementation of youth programs 


Provide Direct Services

We are direct service providers of both our signature programs and new, innovative pilot programs

NYFC is a hybrid organization, operating as both a direct service provider and a backbone organization. In addition to our signature programs, we collaborate with stakeholders on innovative programming that seeks to address the most pressing issues facing NYC’s youth in new and innovative ways.


This hybrid approach means we take on multiple roles, with each facet of our organization working in tandem to increase the educational attainment, life skills, and career readiness of youth in care.

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Our Impact


~$70 million

distributed since 1996


600 youth

participate in direct services annually


60% of youth

who graduate complete a Bachelor’s Degree

40% of youth

who receive an Associate’s Degree


72% of scholars

graduate on time or early


12 000 +

Back to School packages distributed

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What The Youth
Are Saying


There are not enough programs in NY state like NYFC, but we definitely need more. In a system where so many of us are already forgotten and left behind, it’s nice to know that there’s still an organization that cares.

Melanie T.

Melanie T.


New Yorkers for Children is a safe space to help youth cultivate their excellence. Because of the support I receive from NYFC, I will be able to finish college debt free. I am happy to say that I am apart of something that will help more youth to come.

T. Adams

T. Adams


I was thrilled to receive my laptop today so that I can begin my dream of pursuing a Bachekirs Degree in Social Work while remote learning.
Thanks to New Yorkers For Children, I am able to keep hope alive that I will succeed and accomplish my dreams!

Ayana C.
– Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Ayana C.
– Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

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Our News

NYFC Fall Fundraiser 2020

Support the NYFC team & the vital work we do for New York City youth! New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) – along with the rest of the city – was hit hard when COVID struck in March 2020. Youth in foster care – who are vulnerable at the best of times – were hit harder…

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Anti-Racism Resources

Dear NYFC Community, This page is intended to be a resource hub for YOU! Whether you’re a young person, adult, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color), white, new to social justice issues, or have been involved for years and simply looking to learn more, we hope there are valuable ideas and resources here for you.This…

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NYFC Celebrates and Honors Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States on June 19, 1865. It’s a day to recognize the end of slavery and celebrate the amazing achievements of Black and African Americans across the country throughout history. This day has always held great…

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NYFC Celebrates Pride!

2020 marks the 50th annual Pride month and celebration in New York City. As our city and the LGBTQIA+ community reach this incredible milestone, we at NYFC are taking a moment to reflect on the immeasurable contributions this community continues to make every day, all in the face of historic and continued prejudice, violence, and discrimination.…

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