Help For Children (HFC) was founded in 1998 by Rob Davis (pictured above), a veteran financial industry executive, with the goal of raising funds from the hedge fund and alternative investment industries for the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Founded as Hedge Funds Care in New York City, HFC has since grown to include 12 locations across six countries and is now supported by the broader alternative investment community. Since its inception HFC has invested more than $53 million to fight child abuse, transforming the lives of more than 1.1 million children.
To ensure the funds HFC raises are most effectively deployed, Mr. Davis innovated the approach of working with social and child welfare experts in each location to identify the strongest programs to grant to, and then evaluate how effectively the funds are put to use. Today, HFC has academic consultant relationships in all locations, guiding grant-making with a Grant Committee made up of finance industry professionals. Currently, Mr. Davis serves as Chairman Emeritus of the organization, and remains deeply committed to helping protect and heal innocent children from the trauma of abuse.