green_square About FPWA

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies has been a prominent force in New York City's social service system for 90 years, meeting the needs of New Yorkers and supporting the agencies that deliver human services. Founded in 1922 to coordinate the efforts of New York's Protestant child care agencies, today FPWA is one of the city's premier social service support organizations. 

We have branched beyond our original faith-based membership, and provide management assistance, capacity building, and advocacy services to nearly 200 member agencies and churches throughout the City's five boroughs and beyond. Together, our network serves more than 1.5 million New Yorkers of all ages and ethnicities. In addition to our work with member agencies, we also provide group purchasing, information and referral, and other services to any not-for-profit organization in need of our assistance.

View 2012 IRS 990 or visit Guidestar.org to view a report on FPWA.

FPWA's Mission Statement

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies promotes the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable by advocating for just public policies and strengthening human service organizations.