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A Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on Gun Rights

The news coming out of the Supreme Court regarding gun rights is difficult to process. At The Foundling, most of us have spent significant time and resources trying to combat our city’s growing gun violence crisis, whether it be here at work, or at home in our own communities. Many of us have been directly […]

City & State: Power of Diversity – Black 100

Melanie Hartzog, The Foundling’s President & CEO, was named on this year’s City & State’s Black 100 list. This annual listing “recognizes the most influential Black New Yorkers in politics, government, business and other arenas who have blazed a trail for others – and are continuing to battle in pursuit of equal rights for all.” […]


New York Daily News: The High Cost of Underpaying Social Service Workers

In an editorial co-written by our CEO and President, Melanie Hartzog, and Jennifer Geiling, CEO of Union Settlement, these two nonprofit leaders make the case for a greater investment in the city’s social service workers. They note that “Contracted nonprofits rely on government funding, with contract revenue representing upwards of 90% of many budgets….And without […]


Fordham News: Graduate School of Social Service Sends Grads off to Heal a Broken World

Bill Baccaglini, The Foundling’s former President & CEO, appeared at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service this week. He was conferred an honorary doctorate of humane letters, as well as gave a commencement address to this year’s class of nearly 500 graduates. “You don’t do this because it’s easy. You’ve chosen to do this […]


American Psychiatric Association: Press Release – APA Foundation Announces Winners of Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) announced the winners of its 2022 Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health at its annual benefit held in conjunction with APA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The Foundling was one of the recipients of this award, given our commitment to providing mental health treatment and social services targeted […]


Our 2021 Impact Report

2021 has been a year of transformation. From the pandemic’s continued impact on our community, to major leadership shifts in city, state, and federal government, it’s been a year of change for all of us. Thanks to your support, The Foundling has not only navigated this new landscape, providing life-transforming services to over 30,000 children, […]

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Join Team Foundling for the TCS NYC Marathon on November 6!

Since 1970, the TCS New York City Marathon – the world’s largest marathon – has been a source of inspiration for runners around the globe. On November 6, 2022, over 50,000 athletes will once again take to the streets for a 26.2-mile route through all five boroughs of New York City. While the lottery for general admission to […]