How We Do It

Achieving effective, lasting change on entrenched issues and biased systems requires a multi-pronged approach inclusive of programming, research and advocacy, advancing policy and narrative change.

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FPWA: A Critical Resource for New York City's Communities

From issue-oriented campaigns and key policy priorities to special projects and initiatives, we work to fulfill the promise of opportunity for all New Yorkers.

Research & Analysis-Driven Policymaking and Advocacy

The policy, advocacy, and research unit of FPWA shapes and executes a policy agenda that is well-informed, evidence-based, and grounded in the realities faced by lower income New Yorkers. 

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Strengthening Capacity to Build More Effective and Responsive Organizations

FPWA supports our Member Agencies, as well as other non-profit and faith-based organizations. We do this by providing training, technical assistance, advocacy opportunities, grants, and other financial assistance to strengthen these vital organizations that serve New Yorkers every day.

Raising Awareness, Educating and Mobilizing for Change

We seek to educate communities, legislators, and the public at large on the systemic issues that affect New Yorkers made vulnerable by inequity and unjust structures and systems to drive social change and create a more just and equitable society.

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Program and Practice Testing to Inform Policy Change

Public policies are complex. By being in touch with boots-on-the-ground community organizations, FPWA draws on the knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned from effective programs and practices at the grassroots level to inform policy and, ultimately, systems-level change.

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The interactive open data dashboard helps you visualize and track the city budget, with a specific focus on the critical human services funding we rely on.

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FPWA does not use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), text messages or direct phone contact to solicit, review, or make awards. FPWA staff will not call or message you requesting money in order to be eligible for an award.

Further, FPWA does not make grants directly to individuals. FPWA works with its member agency partners and other reputable community-based organizations to direct support to families and individuals in our community.

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