RIVER FUND is a leading Poverty Frontline Center serving more than 40 zipcodes in all five boroughs of New York City. We confront material hardship with (1) Weekly Groceries, (2) Benefits Access and Stabilization Programs, and (3) Support and Education Pathways from Cradle to College.

RIVER FUND Baby Shower Program

Our Baby-Shower Program, which welcomes some 300 newborns every year, and serves as the earliest path into our Cradle to College Initiative, is a key pioneering effort that is completely unique to the RIVER FUND. In groups of 10 to 20 moms at a time, our Baby Showers fully outfit women with the equipment, coaching and supplies to receive their newborns with less trepidation—and our Postnatal Support continues from there.