1 in 6 people in NYC (1.4 million) rely on daily emergency food. (Source: Robin Hood Foundation)


  • SUNY Announces Emergency Aid to Support Degree Completion Among Students
    December 18, 2017

    The State University of New York and the SUNY Impact Foundation today announced the launch of a student emergency aid pilot program at seven SUNY campuses supported by more than $600,000 in donations from the Gerstner Family Foundation and the Heckscher Foundation for Children. These funds will be awarded to students experiencing an unforeseen financial hardship or emergency situation, with the goal of keeping more students on track toward graduation.

    Read more at suny.edu
  • Tech Billionaire Pledges $36 Million To Start Harvey Relief Charity
    September 5, 2017

    Michael Dell, founder and CEO of computer giant Dell Inc., said he and his wife Susan would donate $36 million from their foundation to help Texas recover from Harvey’s catastrophic flooding. The donation―the largest single contribution to a Harvey relief organization yet―will found the Rebuild Texas Fund. Dell said the new organization would work with Texas-based OneStar Foundation to raise $100 million. The fund has secured partnerships with big corporate and charity names, including Walmart, Gerstner Family Foundation and Verizon.

    Read more at huffingtonpost.com
  • The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students
    August 30, 2017

    You might think the typical college student lives in a state of bliss, spending each day moving among classes, parties and extracurricular activities. But the reality is that an increasingly small population of undergraduates enjoys that kind of life. Of the country’s nearly 18 million undergraduates, more than 40 percent go to community college, and of those, only 62 percent can afford to go to college full-time.

    Read more at nytimes.com