Robin Hood Foundation provides grants, strategic support services, and management assistance to community based programs fighting poverty. The organization conducts programs focusing on early childhood development, education, survival, youth, job training, and jobs and economic security. It also offers employment programs, lower income victims' services and relief, mental health services, and other grants. Robin Hood Foundation was established in 1988 and is based in New York, New York.
New York, NY 10003
Founded in 1988
Robin Hood Foundation Appoints Reynold Levy as President
Oct 1 15
Robin Hood Foundation board of directors announced the appointment of Reynold Levy as President, effective October 1, 2015.
Robin Hood Foundation Announces Management Changes
Jan 30 15
At its annual board meeting held on January 29, 2015, Robin Hood, elected David Einhorn as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Einhorn, Co-founder and President of Greenlight Capital, succeeds Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group. Mr. Sternlicht will continue to serve on several Robin Hood committees, including the Development, Executive and Housing Committees. Mr. Sternlicht has served on Robin Hood's board since 2009 - the last two as Chair - and during that time, Robin Hood raised a record amount of money to help fund hundreds of front-line poverty fighting organizations throughout the five boroughs. Mr. Einhorn joined Robin Hood's Board of Directors in 2010, having previously served on its Leadership Council and as Vice Chair of the Board for the past two years. He was instrumental in conceiving and organizing the Robin Hood Investors Conference, launched in 2013, which brought together dozens of the biggest names in finance, technology, retail and energy to debate, share ideas, and provide insight on navigating volatile markets. During Mr. Einhorn's tenure on the Robin Hood Board, he also chaired the Finance Committee and will continue the course that Mr. Sternlicht set for finding innovative ways to fight poverty - such as the Immigrant Justice Corps, the Robin Hood College Success Prize, and other long-term programs designed to serve as national models of social change. In addition, Mr. Einhorn will focus on expanding Robin Hood's day-to-day mission of helping countless New Yorkers gain access to the services they need to lead more secure and productive lives for themselves and their families. Mr. Einhorn also serves on the boards of City Year and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, and is Founder and Trustee of the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, whose mission is to help people get along better. The Board also elected two new Vice Chairs: Anne Dinning, Managing Director and Executive Committee Member, D. E. Shaw Group; and Larry Robbins, Founder, Portfolio Manager and CEO of Glenview Capital Management. In addition, three new Board members were announced: Cecily Carson, President and Trustee of The Carson Family Charitable Trust and a founding member of Robin Hood's Leadership Council; Katie Couric; and Alex Navab, Partner & Head of Americas Private Equity for KKR and also a founding member of Robin Hood's Leadership Council. Robin Hood also announced that Deborah Winshel will resign from her current role as President and Chief Operating Officer to join BlackRock as a Managing Director reporting to Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink.
Robin Hood Announces Board Appointments
Jul 25 14
Robin Hood announced that it has elected Emma Bloomberg and Roland G. Fryer, Jr., to its board of directors. Ms. Bloomberg is chair of the boards of directors for two education advocacy organizations Stand for Children, dedicated to improving public schools and closing the achievement gap, and Leadership for Educational Equity, focused on catalyzing leaders who have taught in low-income communities to advocate in the pursuit of educational equity. Professor Fryer is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University and founder and CEO of the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard. The company also announced that two of its current board members Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News and Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide will be joining the company’s Emeritus Board.