About Us




Mission: FPWA promotes the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable by advocating for just public policies and strengthening human services organizations.

Who We Are

FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to economic opportunity and upward mobility. Having a prominent New York presence for nearly 100 years, FPWA has long served New York City’s social service sector, providing grants to help individuals and families meet their basic needs, and advocating for fair public policies on behalf of people in need and the agencies that serve them. FPWA’s member network of more than 170 faith and community-based organizations reaches more than 1.5 million people in New York’s communities each year. Read more HERE.

FPWA strengthens low-income communities, eliminates barriers to upward mobility, and fights entrenched poverty by fostering economic equity in three critical ways:

Creating Ground Breaking Change

Advocating for policy changes that improve the lives of millions of New Yorkers.

Supporting Nonprofits from the Ground Up 

Strengthening the capacity of the human services sector to better meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Strengthening Individuals and Families at the Ground Level

Ensuring targeted financial support to help thousands of New Yorkers meet basic needs.