In 1869, with a $5 donation, two Sisters of Charity created The New York Foundling, in response to babies being abandoned by their distraught mothers in the wake of the Civil War. One hundred and forty years later, The Foundling continues to provide for our City’s most vulnerable children and families.
We have evolved into a $100 million agency which provides services in the five boroughs of New York City, Rockland and Westchester counties and in Puerto Rico. We touch the lives of more than 13,000 people every year – infants, children, teens and adults – saving children from abusive parents, preserving families so they can take care of their children and each other, and building communities in which children can learn, grow and thrive.
We are deeply grateful for the support we receive throughout the year from individuals who share our passion for protecting the children in our midst. With their help,The Foundling can uphold its guiding principle: Abandon No One.