Building a successful, mission-oriented organization from the ground up takes more than a founder’s compelling vision and relentless drive—it requires sound business planning and a laser focus on outcomes.
In addition to unrestricted funding, Arbor Brothers grants include hundreds of hours of our capacity-building consulting support around key initiatives such as strategic planning, financial management, and outcomes measurement.Learn about our approach
We are privileged to roll up our sleeves and pitch in with phenomenal social entrepreneurs who do the hard work of expanding opportunity in our community.
2011-2014, 2017-2021 (Alumni) GranteeAll Our Kin trains, supports, and sustains family child care providers, giving children and families the foundation to succeed in school and in life.
Our engagement with Arbor Brothers made it possible to grow from a local, grassroots initiative into an organization spanning four cities and reaching over 2,000 children each year. We are delighted to partner with the AB team again, as we prepare to take our work to the national stage. ”
Jessica Sager, Executive Director and Co-Founder
2017-2020 GranteeCOOP Careers is building a movement of diverse, upwardly mobile college grads overcoming underemployment through digital skills and peer connections.
Thanks to Arbor Brothers, our team is beginning to understand what 'great' can look like—and there's no one we'd rather get there with than them. ”
Kalani Leifer, Founder and Executive Director
2018-2021 GranteeRestore NYC's mission is to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of survivors.
Arbor Brothers truly are the most valuable partners and consultants we've had for our leadership team, and as a result of our work together we've grown considerably in our outcomes measurement and financial planning as we serve survivors of trafficking in New York City. ”
Amanda Eckhardt, Executive Director
2019-2021 GranteeYonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) partners with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college.
Our first year working with Arbor Brothers was transformational for our organization. We were able to ask tough questions about who we are as an organization, examine data about what is working, and focus our support for students. ”
Sam Wallis, Executive Director
“The Arbor Brothers have been amazing. They have played a critical role in helping to shape our outcomes-focused culture - by helping the team deliver high-impact programs and build the HR, financial and operational infrastructure necessary to scale these programs effectively and efficiently. ”“”
Josh Silverman, Board Chair of AB Grantee Code Nation, CEO of Etsy
“Through their specialized expertise and targeted funding, Arbor Brothers has played a pivotal role in helping many of our alumni entrepreneurs drive long-lasting social change.”“”
Matt Kramer, Former CEO, Teach for America
“Arbor Brothers’ work with us is so deeply wired now into our DNA - from our systems with staff, to rubrics and databases, to our thinking about ourselves as leaders – they are with us every day even when they aren't.”“”
Janice Bloom, Co-Founder and Co-Director of AB Grantee CARA
“In the near-decade I ran OneGoal’s new site expansion efforts into cities across the country, I was the most proud of securing a grant from Arbor Brothers. Their vetting process was a master course in strategic development for me. ”“”
Mark Haggarty, Former Director of New Site Development, OneGoal
“Engaging with Arbor Brothers has helped our fellows to really operationalize their bold ideas.”“”
Erica Lock, Director of Fellowship Programs, Echoing Green
“Arbor Brothers has been a true partner for management and the board in building Green City Force.”“”
Ed Cohen, Founder of General Atlantic and Board Chair of Green City Force
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Since 2009, Arbor Brothers has supported 31 nonprofits in the tri-state area, contributing millions of dollars in unrestricted funding and thousands of hours of capacity-building support to organizations building paths out of poverty.
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“CARA … provides a schoolwide coaching and training intervention designed to improve college-going rates at New York City high schools.”
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