The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to promote partnerships between the City and the private sector to support public programs. Established in 1994 (formerly Public-Private Initiatives), the organization serves as an important vehicle for foundations, corporations and individuals to contribute to City programs that enhance the lives of New Yorkers.
The Mayor’s Fund is committed to facilitating innovative public-private partnerships that support NYC's emerging needs, while simultaneously evaluating the efficacy and merit of programs for future funding. Currently, the Fund partners with 45 City Agencies and Offices to support over 100 different programs in areas including the environment, youth development, health, financial empowerment, volunteerism, and the arts. Several of these collaborations are informing the efforts of cities across the country and are helping to shape national policy.
The Mayor's Fund also plays an important role in supporting relief efforts in times of natural disaster. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Mayor's Fund accepted donations to meet immediate aid needs, as well as support long-term restoration efforts in New York City. Following the storm, the Mayor's Fund was able to provide essential living supplies to communities in need, including hot food, warm clothing, baby materials, and transportation for residents to shelters, prescriptions for homebound individuals, and debris removal from affected areas. The Fund also worked with philanthropic partners to establish loan and grant programs for nonprofit organizations and local small businesses affected by the hurricane, as well as sponsored a network of housing counselors, legal service providers, and mold awareness workshops and remediation to give residents access to expert help in the restoration process. The Mayor's Fund continues to work closely with City agencies and community partners on recovery efforts. Read more about Mayor's Fund Sandy Relief Efforts.
More information about programs supported by the Mayor's Fund is available on our Projects page or in the latest Mayor's Fund Annual Report.
The Mayor's Fund currently devotes 100% of donations to programs, and does not retain an administrative overhead fee.
Program Expenses - 98.87%
Fundraising Expenses - .27%
Administrative Expenses - .86%
The Mayor's Fund is a four-star rated charity by Charity Navigator based on financial health, accountability and transparency.
You can support New York City public programs by contributing to the Mayor's Fund.