Graham Windham has pioneered programs for New York City’s children, families and communities since 1806. With an annual operating budget of $50+ million, we provide youth and family programs at 11 community-based sites in Harlem, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Services include in-home family support, school & community-based centers, mental health and wellness services, family foster care, and youth coaching.
Graham is distinguished by its innovative approach to program development and its organizational vision, which was co-created with its kids, families and team. We employ approximately 450 staff and are supported by over 1,500 volunteers and donors who come to together to help over 4,000 young New Yorkers and their families thrive each year. Graham serves children and families whose abundant capacity is frequently held back by injustice and insufficient opportunity. Grounded in these realities, evidence about what works, and the wisdom of those we serve, we have developed innovative practices such as education and career coaching for young people that continues to the age of 26, and using family advocates to support parents as they navigate complex systems, that have significantly improved outcomes and are now being scaled throughout New York City.
MISSION & PILLARS
In full partnership with families and communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference with children, youth and families who are overcoming some of life’s most difficult challenges and obstacles, by helping to build a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world.
In 1806, at a time when our country offered little protection to children, a group of women – including Isabella Graham and Eliza Hamilton, among America’s earliest philanthropists – opened New York City’s first private orphanage, which endures today as Graham Windham.
BOARD & MANAGEMENT TEAM
United by purpose, principles and performance standards, our Board and Management Team collaborate to find solutions to the wide range of service and operational challenges that appear daily on the horizon.
Graham Windham is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our tax ID number is 13-2926426.
OUTCOMES & CASE STUDIES
To help our managers provide strong support to our social workers, clinicians, teachers, educational advocates, coaches, and other specialists, we supply them with information technology tools that provide snapshots of how we’re doing. We also assist managers by analyzing program data, reviewing records, presenting case studies and collaborating on ways to improve our performance.
PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS
We are always looking to partner with supporters who share our vision, and who want to collaborate with us to make an even greater impact in the lives of the kids and families in the communities we serve.