HOPE FOR NEW YORK
WE HAVE HOPE FOR NEW YORK
We hope for a New York City in which all people experience spiritual, social, and economic flourishing through the demonstration of Christ’s love.
IN 2017, WE DISTRIBUTED MORE THAN $2 MILLION
IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT OUR AFFILIATES AND
MOBILIZED OVER 47,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS.
TARGETED
POPULATIONS
9,763
HOURS
$390,830
GRANTS
CHILDREN & YOUTH
12,207
HOURS
$426,060
GRANTS
ADULT RECOVERY
12,563
HOURS
$704,875
GRANTS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
5,679
HOURS
$479,950
GRANTS
SEASONAL EVENTS
6,918
HOURS
$69,050
GRANTS
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OUR APPROACH
Our mission is to mobilize volunteers and financial resources to support non-profit affiliates serving the poor and marginalized in New York City. We aim to strengthen our affiliates so they can do their work even better. We do this through:
We partner with local churches who are committed to holistic ministry in both word and deed — sharing the good news of Christ’s love and demonstrating this in practical acts of compassion.
HOW WE INVEST IN GREAT ORGANIZATIONS
OUR VALUES
  • THE GOSPEL OFFERS A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON MERCY AND JUSTICE
    Sacrificial service is motivated by Christ's sacrifice on the cross, rather than out of a desire to earn favor with God. Our motivation for serving others is a response to the grace shown us by Jesus, not an attempt to earn God's favor through moral behavior. Through service, we witness a mutual transformation: both the server and the served grow in the process.
    The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
    Matthew 18:21-35
  • THE NATURE OF SERVICE IS WORD AND DEED
    Our words of unconditional acceptance coupled with our actions of service and love have a powerful impact. We encourage the exercise of spiritual gifts on behalf of our neighbors. We speak and act with the knowledge that our words and deeds will have a significant impact in the world around us. We live in a time in which our displays of mercy and justice are an example of the "now but not yet" aspect of God's kingdom.
    The Sheep and the Goats
    Matthew 25:35-46
  • THE CITY IS AN IDEAL LOCATION
    FOR SERVICE
    The city is full of the "best" and the "worst" of everything — from the most decadent to the most destitute, the famous to the nameless. As we seek to serve the needs of those around us, we inevitably come across those of different races, economic backgrounds, and experiences than ours. In this environment, the reconciliation of the Gospel can be exhibited.
    The Epistles of Paul
  • MERCY AND JUSTICE ARE
    INEXTRICABLY INTERTWINED
    God's heart shows a special compassion and protection for the poor and disadvantaged — like many of the residents of our inner-city neighborhoods. We believe God's passion is rooted in His desire for all of creation to experience His Kingdom and Shalom. God shows us His compassionate character throughout the Scriptures (Exodus 34:6-7), in the example set by Jesus (Matthew 9:36), and in the actions of His people (Psalm 99:4, Nehemiah).
OUR AFFILIATES
WE ARE BRINGING HOPE TO NEW YORK
THROUGH OUR 50 AFFILIATE PARTNERS
OUR HISTORY
Inspired by Rev. Tim Keller’s teachings, HFNY is founded with one full-time staff person, three affiliates, and a small cadre of volunteers
We grow to 15 affiliates
Our volunteers give 32,548 hours
We expand to partner with three local churches
During the economic crisis, we distribute nearly $130,000 in emergency grants
Our volunteers give 41,700 hours to 39 affiliates
We have 50 affiliate organizations and thousands of volunteers. Since our inception, we’ve given over $15 million in grants
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Portraits by Morgana Wingard