Fiver Children's Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth


519 EIGHTH AVE 24TH FLNEW YORK, NY 10018 United States


Organization Information

Mission Statement

Through our one-of-a-kind ten-year commitment, Fiver provides experiences that challenge and builds relationships that nurture so that youth from systemically under-resourced communities in New York can create their own positive futures.


Fiver was founded in 1998 by Tom Tucker, current Chairman of the Board. While searching for the perfect location for Camp Fiver, Tom received a call about the Keefe Family Farm, located five miles from Colgate University, his alma mater. After experiencing the Keefe Family Farm’s rolling hills, cornfields, woodlands, wetlands Tom knew he had arrived at his new second home, Camp Fiver.

Inspired by Richard Adams’ celebrated work of fiction, Watership Down, Tom, named the organization after the character Fiver, a rabbit who foresees that his community is in danger. Fiver is not the biggest or strongest rabbit among his peers, but he is courageous, and leads them to a safe new home where they can thrive. Like Fiver, our students come from environments likely to present them with critical decisions early in their lives. Originally launched as a summer camp program, Fiver has since evolved to meet the needs of the youth we serve. Today, we are an award-winning, youth development organization serving approximately five hundred youth participants, twelve months a year, for ten years.


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by Jennifer A. (December 15, 2023)
Wonderful organization for children. Welcoming, kind, warm atmosphere.

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