The Daphne Foundation funds programs that confront the causes and consequences of poverty in the five boroughs of New York City.

When we created the Daphne Foundation in 1991 we wanted to be, more than anything, useful. We wanted to be useful to our grantees and to other funders, but most of all useful in the fight against poverty’s wide array of effects on real human lives. We did not know much then, nor do we pretend to have all the answers now, but we are proud of how far we have come in pursuing our original guiding intentions.

Our grantees are an extraordinarily diverse group of bold and inventive service providers and organizers who advocate everyday for the city’s most disadvantaged people. It is a privilege to partner with them, an honor to stand with them.