We Have Hope for New York

About Us

Our Vision & Mission

Our vision is a New York City in which all people experience spiritual, social, and economic flourishing through the demonstration of Christ’s love. 

Our mission is to mobilize volunteer and financial resources to support non-profit organizations serving the poor and marginalized in New York City.



In our 2019 fiscal year, we distributed more than $2.3 million in grants to support our affiliates and mobilized nearly 35,000 volunteer hours.


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. Hope for New York is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Meet our affiliates ›

Mobilizing Volunteers



Making Grants to
Fund Programs


Training &

Our Church Partners

We also 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.

Learn more about church partnership. ›

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Our History

Inspired by Rev. Tim Keller’s teachings, Hope for New York was founded in 1992 with one full-time staff person, three affiliates, and a small group of volunteers. In 1996, His Toy Store launched as an annual Christmas outreach for families in need to provide toys to their kids. By 2006, we expanded to include three church partners, and in 2012, we formed Rescue Alliance with other affiliates to launch Don't Walk By, an annual winter outreach to help homeless neighbors. Fast forward to 2017, we launched our 10-year vision to grow a movement of mercy and justice, which would include partnering with 90 affiliates and 30 church partners by 2027. Today, we now partner with 60 affiliates and 14 churches.


Our Values

The Gospel offers a unique perspective on mercy & justice.

Our motivation for serving others is a response to the grace shown us by Jesus, rather than out of a desire to earn favor with God. Through service, we witness a mutual transformation: both the server and the served grow in the process.

Mercy and justice are inextricably intertwined.

God’s heart shows a special compassion and protection for the poor and disadvantaged. We believe God’s passion is rooted in His desire for all of creation to experience His Kingdom and Shalom.

The nature of service is both word and deed.

Our words of unconditional acceptance coupled with our actions of service and love have a powerful impact. We speak and act with the knowledge that our words and deeds will have a significant impact in the world around us.


2019 Highlights


FY19 Grantmaking: By the Numbers
FY19 grantmaking
FY19 Volunteering: By the Numbers
FY19 volunteering
FY19 Capacity Building: By the Numbers
FY19 capacity building