The Doe Fund

New York, NY

The Doe Fund
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The Doe Fund


The Doe Fund is a nonprofit focused on public housing facilities. With $53.1m in revenue and 656 employees, it is a relatively large organization. Founded in 1988, The Doe Fund is headquartered in New York, NY. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $50.5m.

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Mission and Work


To provide financial assistance to indigent people in transition; to provide direct aid to homeless, poor and street people; to assist children and parents who are or about to become homeless. Additionally the purpose of the corporation is to acquire, own or develop housing for low and moderate income persons.


The Doe Fund empowers people to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency, substance abuse and incarceration through innovative paid work programs, housing, supportive services and business ventures. Incorporated in 1987, this award-winning and nationally recognized non-profit organization remains on the cutting edge of homeless services, workforce development, prisoner reentry, low-income and special needs housing. As the umbrella organization for multiple programs, initiatives and real estate developments, The Doe Fund comprehensively meets the needs of a diverse homeless population. In addition to its flagship paid work and job training program, ready, willing & able, some of The Doe Fund's other notable achievements include the creation of the first newly constructed s.r.o. In New York city in 50 years as well as the conceptualization, development, construction and subsequent management of the peter jay sharp center for opportunity, a 400-bed state-of-the-art homeless facility that has redefined homeless services in New York city. With various revenue-generating micro-businesses, including a pest extermination company, The Doe Fund is on the forefront of social entrepreneurship, diversifying its funding sources while simultaneously providing industry-specific training opportunities for its programs' participants.

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The Doe Fund breaks the devastating cycles of homelessness, addiction, and criminal recidivism.

What began as one man’s commitment to helping New York City’s homeless now serves as the model for solving some of our nation’s greatest challenges–poverty, homelessness, mass incarceration, and recidivism.

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The Doe Fund’s programs are supported by more than 400 employees, 58% of whom are Ready, Willing & Able graduates. A committed Board of Directors and Executive Team oversee and ensure best practices in governance.


For more than 30 years The Doe Fund has helped men write their next chapter. Read some of their incredible stories.


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