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—Our Impact in Poverty Combat

RIVER FUND measures the impact of our work using a concept called the Multiplier Effect. From the organization's early beginnings, we were able to convert every $1 donated into $20 worth of groceries to the families served. Over the years, as we added Benefits Access Services and our Cradle to College Initiative to the mix of efforts we use in our poverty combat Mission, those endeavors generate an impact of $1 = $27 and $1 = $46 respectively. For us, it's not about what percentage of incoming donations goes to programmatic activity; it's about how we multiply every dollar to make it do more in driving our Mission.