Our programs

The children we help are reached through programs administered by selected institutions that care for children in need, at risk, or in trouble. Our goal is to help them heal, regain hope and confidence, and get a fresh start in life.


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic FAAFC has awarded an exceptional grant to Sanctuary for Families to support their Children & Family Services Program. SFF is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Each year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services.

This is the first time in our 81-year history that such a large grant has been awarded to a single organization. We couldn’t be prouder to support Sanctuary for Families’ impactful work in our own NYC community and to assist children whose lives as victims of domestic abuse is significantly worsened by the trauma of the current public health crisis, school closures, and economic downturn.

2020-2021 GRANTEES

For children of underprivileged communities, the global pandemic’s toll has been particularly traumatic and will have devastating long lasting implications. FAAFC has responded swiftly to this crisis by showing unwavering support to our own local community and grantees both in the USA and France. We approved a series of COVID-19 related grants to outstanding children’s charities in the past months but we still need your help to pursue our efforts. Together let’s make sure “Children come First”.

The Children's Village

The Children’s Village residential treatment facility and school provides a safety net for troubled children who would otherwise be lost in a bureaucratic system. FAAFC supports in particular the teen mother program which teaches youngsters how to parent and take care of their infants and continue with their own education.

Books for Kids

Books for Kids creates specially curated libraries for kids living in homeless shelters. FAAFC is proud to support their Family Shelter initiative allowing a Library Specialist to deliver programming (Story Time & other events) to three new libraries. Early literacy provides children with the tools to succeed later in life.

France Parrainages

France Parrainages works with children from diverse cultural backgrounds to help them build a better future in France and abroad. In 2021, FAAFC will support families particularly affected by the Covid-19 crisis through individual therapy sessions in 6 different offices in France.

Tête en l'air

Tête en l’air is an association providing support for families of children who have undergone neurosurgery. In 2021, the program supported by FAAFC will help Tête en l'Air expand it's presence beyond Paris to 3 regional hospitals through funding volunteer recruitment and training as well as the design and distribution of communication kits.

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

Assists young people in realizing and achieving their potential for growth and development through thoughtfully designed after-school programs. FAAFC supports both Brent's Club, a healthy-choices program for young people which promotes drug-free living; and a new Social Justice program focused on racial equality, helping young people of color identify and eliminate barriers to success and become advocates for a positive change.

Children of Promise

Children of Promise provides support to children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system. FAAFC assists the creation of a mental health support system for the children.

La Charité Maternelle de Paris

La Charité Maternelle de Paris provides specialized treatments for children faced with critical cardiac problems. In 2021, FAAFC invested in a motorized rails and patient lift system allowing for ease of care of the patients and relieving the medical team and nurses greatly affected in their daily work by the Covid-19 crisis.

Sport dans la Ville

Sport dans la Ville is France's leading non-profit serving disadvantaged kids through sports and job-readiness training. In 2021, FAAFC is assisting Sport dans la Ville in their project of creating a summer camp and training center in the South of France. FAAFC is fully supporting the remodeling of one of the housing that will be used to host exchange students from the USA.

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Hospital

Elizabeth Seton Children’s is a hospital serving medically complex children in need of specialized care. FAAFC is supporting an amazing remote musical program promoting motor skills, sensory integration and body awareness. Music is critical for children who are non-verbal as they engage multiple areas of the brain and allow children to experiment with problem solving and decision making.

Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now offers mentoring to underserved young women through the power of writing and community. FAAFC contributes to their Writing Works Workshop, a mentoring and workforce development program. This partnership provides an insight into the power of writing in a future career as they consider higher education.


The Association de Langue Parlée Complétée is a group working to advance the social inclusion of deaf children by making oral and written French language accessible through cued speech. During the Covid-19 pandemic FAAFC is funding the distribution of transparent face-masks to 80 families and supports a program to ensure pedagogic continuity for students faced with remote learning or school accessibility issues.