HOPE for Youth Foundation, Inc.

Help Us Help

Jim Witt’s HOPE for Youth Foundation’s (HFYF) mission is to improve the lives of children in the Hudson Valley by raising funds for local charitable organizations that help children who need physical, emotional, educational, or enrichment support.

Together We Can
Make a Difference!

How We Started

Founded in 1986, the HFYF, a 501(c)(3), was founded to better the lives of local youth in the Hudson Valley by funding worthy charities (with a focus on children), scholarships to local high school students and local programs that promote healthy academic, emotional or athletic programs.

How We've Grown

In the first year, HFYF generated about $1,000 from its long range weather calendar sales and gave it to one organization—Friends of Karen. Today, we help fund the program and services of more than 35 organizations every year and we distributed $185,000 last year. To date, we have distributed over $5 million to worthwhile charities.

Where We're Going

The HFYF plans to continue to distribute the funds we raise to as many charities focused on children as possible.

How We Help Children


More than 35 organizations supported every year.

$ 1 K
Distributed in 2020

$185,000 distributed to organizations last year.

$ 1
Million To Date

To date, we have distributed
$5 million to worthwhile charities.


36 years of helping children succeed.

Support Our Mission: .

There are three ways you can help: Buy our long-range weather calendar annually, attend one of signature fundraising events, make a direct donation or buy on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile Program

The Hope for Youth Foundation is pleased to be part of the AmazonSmile Program. This is a simple way for you to support us every time you shop at Amazon, and at no additional cost to you. After you choose HOPE for Youth Foundation Inc. as your charity, every time you make a purchase on smile.amazon.com it will help support our work!

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You will be notified when new calendars are available and about all upcoming events and fundraisers.

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Our Mission: Help Us Help Children

The HOPE for Youth mission is to improve the lives of children living in the Hudson Valley by raising funds for local charitable organizations focused on helping children who need physical, emotional, educational, or enrichment support.


Support us and we will continue to help children!

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