The Foundling reaches 27,000 children and families each year in all five boroughs of New York City, surrounding counties, and Puerto Rico.
We opened our doors in 1869 as the first institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the care of abandoned, neglected infants, regardless of race or creed.
Our senior staff of industry leaders continually seek innovative solutions for our children and families.
Our Trustees are a diverse mix of impressive individuals, committed to continuing the 145 year legacy of The Foundling.
We are fortunate to have the support of 85 corporate and foundation sponsors that support our work in a variety of important ways.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We have programs in all 5 boroughs, as well as Westchester and Rockland counties, and a large head start program in Puerto Rico.