Rob Davis and Help for Children

Some information about Rob, the philanthropy he established in 1998 “Help For Children / Hedge Funds Care,” and more.Rob Davis and Help for Children

Rob’s first job following graduation from SUNY New Paltz, was teaching elementary school. It was as a teacher that he first witnessed the harmful effects of child abuse. It was an experience which would lead him in late1998 to conceive of and start Help For Children / Hedge Funds Care –www.HFC.org – the financial services industry charity dedicated to preventing child abuse and providing treatment to those who have been victimized.

Saving Children From the Trauma of Abuse in 2019
Saving Children From the Trauma of Abuse in 2019

What began as a single event in NYC is now an international organization with chapters in twelve cities and six countries, which Rob continues to serve as Chairman Emeritus. He is grateful beyond description to his industry friends and colleagues who have joined together these past twenty plus years to donate more than $50million, through more than 1,000 grants, to save countless children and families from the trauma of abuse.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.HFC.org. Your support would be welcome. As you can imagine, Covid-19 has shut-down virtually all of our traditional fund raising activities. At the same time, without the structure of schools to attend and added financial stress on parents, children in general are more vulnerable to abuse and neglect now than at any time in memory.

Why HFC? Early on, Rob established a methodology of making and evaluating grants that is unique in philanthropy, by establishing a first of its kind, cooperative relationship with the Columbia University School of Social Work, one of the nation’s highest ranked programs.

Under their guidance, proposals are vetted by a Grant Selection Committee of industry professionals, along with site visits to determine which grants would have the greatest impact. Information is then gathered throughout the year and grants made are further scrutinized to determine effectiveness and whether to continue funding. Ongoing feedback and consultations with grantee organizations further strengthen the effectiveness of results.

Meaning: You can have confidence that your donations are well-deployed to achieve the greatest impact in the quest to save children from the trauma of abuse

As the  organization grew to eleven branches over the years, this academic relationship was established in each one. It provides an invaluable, professional network & resource of knowledge to HFC and each other. Funded organizations report that it distinguishes HFC from other funders.

More information about the HFC branch network and grants can be found on the website www.HFC.org.

More About Rob: In 2018 Rob completed and published “What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works,” book and ebook on Amazon & for quantities over ten, the books website at www.whatgoesllc.com.

Kirkus Reviews calls it – A successful guide that uses anecdotes to reveal powerful truths about life. Not just points or principles to ponder but real human experiences that illustrate them – an objective voice that makes the manual stand apart from others in the genre.

Rob’s says: Wishing you health & happiness & all good things on your path & hoping to connect sometime soon!


Kirkus Reviews, the gold-standard for independent & accurate reviews, has this to say about

What Goes Around Comes Around:

A stable, positive, non preachy, objective voice makes the book stand apart from others in the genre. The author gives readers not just points or principles to ponder, but real human experiences that demonstrate them. A successful guide that uses anecdotes to reveal powerful truths about life.

~ Kirkus Reviews

“A stable, positive, non-preachy, objective voice makes the manual stand apart from others in the genre.  A successful guide that uses anecdotes to reveal powerful truths about life.” – Kirkus Reviews

“I’ve read a number of books that focus on sharing a similar message, including “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, “The Answer” by John Assaraf & Murray Smith, “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield, “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill, and I must say that I find Rob’s to be my favorite. – Sheryl Woodhouse, founder of Livelihood Matters LLC

Rob Davis and Help for Children

Rob Davis and Help for Children