See how we’ll select and support awardee programs over 3 years.
2020: Open Call for Applications. Followed by Phase 1: 50 Awardees, Phase 2: Up to 10 awardees, Phase 3: Up to 3 awardees. Finally, Workshops / support, and Demonstrate
In Progress: August 24 – November 19, 2021
Open call for applications
- Now open for all eligible nonprofits in New York City – apply by November 19th!
- Simple, online application process: Register on our portal, upload proof of your organization’s 501(c)(3), and answer questions about how your program supports parents or other caregivers of young children – and we’ll consider you for FUEL for 50. Learn more about eligibility and selection criteria.
Phase 1: FUEL for 50 Awards
- 50 awardee organizations selected for FUEL for 50.
- Each receives $25,000 in unrestricted funding and invitations to our optional workshops and support, along with opportunity to apply to future phases of the challenge.
February - September 2022
Workshops & Support
- All FUEL for 50 awardees can enroll in their choice of workshops on topics ranging from early childhood research and program design to fundraising and racial equity training. See our full list of sessions and facilitators.
Phase 2: Testing for Impact
- In fall 2022 FUEL for 50 awardees may apply to further develop and test the efficacy of their projects.
- Up to 10 awardees will each receive $250,000, along with program development consulting from researchers and Robin Hood staff as they make refinements and implement their project in their community.
- Over 12 months, Round 2 awardees will work to implement and measure the success and potential scalability of their projects. Participants will produce a proof of concept for their evolved project.
Phase 3: Funding for Scale
- In the final phase of FUEL for 50, organizations may apply to demonstrate the viability of their programs.
- Up to 3 awardees will share $3 million to further scale their efforts and impact within their community.
- Robin Hood will help prepare final-round awardees to grow and more effectively measure and report on their program over time.