Our Causes

NYC is home to some of the best and brightest youth in the world, but too much of their potential remains unrealized. While there are over 1,500 organizations helping children in New York, it’s hard to identify the best and expand their reach. That’s where Youth INC comes in. We use a rigorous screening process to identify the most promising youth-serving nonprofits. Then we partner to develop robust fundraising capabilities, make influential connections, and issue grants that accelerate growth and drive sustainable scale. This unique venture philanthropy model has helped us raise over $65 Million for our partners, enabling them to improve the lives of over 300,000 youth each year.

Youth INC is thrilled to be the main beneficiary of RBC’s Race for the Kids. By raising funds for Youth INC you are supporting more than 60 stellar nonprofit partners in our Network who work with us to go from good … to great! Nonprofits in our Network increase their budget by an average of 168% thereby increasing the number of kids they serve by 120% each year. For over two decades, Youth INC has improved nonprofits for children. By supporting Youth INC through the RBC Race for the Kids, together we can raise our city.

To learn more about Youth INC, please visit youthinc-usa.org.

To learn more about the other organizations you can support through RBC Race for the Kids, please see below.  Please note, you will be asked to designate which charities your fundraising will support during the registration process.

The Fiver Children’s Foundation* is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.


*The Fiver Children’s Foundation is a Youth INC Nonprofit Partner.

Gallop NYC

GallopNYC* uses therapeutic horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, connect, focus, behave and learn, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively and independently as possible. Demand for GallopNYC’s proven services has never been higher – today  over 900  New York City children with disabilities are waiting to ride!  With our new home at Gemini Stables (see the recent NYTimes article),  GallopNYC can serve many more New York City youth with disability, and can deepen its commitment to serving low-income families.  Your support  will help move a young rider off our waiting list and into the saddle, today.  Help GallopNYC achieve its vision that all New York City youth with disability have access to therapeutic horsemanship.


*GallopNYC is a Youth INC Nonprofit Partner.


The Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is committed to curing children with cancer so they can return healthfully to their homes, schools, and dreams of college, careers, and families of their own.MSK’s internationally-recognized team of experts—who care for more pediatric cancer patients than any other institution in the world—has played an instrumental role in developing treatments that are not only safer and more effective, but that also improve the quality of life of these boys and girls. Key to our success is the close collaboration of MSK’s pediatric clinicians and scientists, working to rapidly translate laboratory breakthroughs into new hope for our youngest patients.



Founded in 2003, Play Rugby USA* is achieving its vision of creating “A Better World through Rugby” by providing thousands of young people nationwide with programs that help them develop a vitality for life, both on and off the rugby field. Play Rugby USA’s mission is “to use the unique power of rugby to inspire and empower youth primarily from underserved communities, to go-forward and realize their true potential. The long-term objectives of the program are for young people to achieve economic success, exhibit healthy habits and be positive influencers in their communities.


*Play Rugby USA is a Youth INC Nonprofit Partner.

Ronald McDonald House of New York provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The House is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House New York is the largest facility of its type in the world.


WE Charity empowers change with resources that create sustainable impact. We do this through domestic programs like WE Schools and internationally through WE Villages. Our WE Schools program is active in over 10,000 schools in the United States, Canada and the UK, engaging over 2.4 million students in service learning. Our WE Villages program is active in 8 developing countries, creating a sustainable model of international development. WE Villages has already provided high quality education to over 200,000 children while helping families break the cycle of poverty at the same time.



BBBS of NYC is considered the founding agency of the nation’s youth mentoring movement. Since 1904, our mission has been to give all children in New York City who face adversity an opportunity to experience a strong, enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationship with adults that will help change their lives for the better. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations, and the community to inspire positive change in all.


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