Vertically integrated real estate firm Castellan Real Estate Partners invests in more than 1.5 million square feet of domestic and international retail, residential, and office space with assistance from its affiliates. Beyond its everyday operations from its New York headquarters, Castellan Real Estate Partners donates to poverty-fighting programs administered by the Robin Hood Foundation. Programs this organization offers include Fund For Early Learning (FUEL).
FUEL addresses the somber statistic that conditions of extreme poverty put children at a disadvantage for a successful future, particularly children in the early stages of development. Extreme poverty puts children at risk of falling behind their peers, and gaps in abilities may appear as early as 18 months. In order to increase opportunities for impoverished children, FUEL consults with over 80 leaders in various fields and utilizes a three-part investment approach.
The investment approach focuses on three areas: creating community partnerships, promoting innovation, and strengthening existing programs. Focus on these areas enables FUEL to establish a strategic foundation for effective programming that suits the needs of both children and parents.