Welcome, Kevin, to the Kevin Club of New York City. Originally founded in 1865, the Club has been spreading its core principles of Being Friends, Doing Cool Stuff, and Being Equal for over 150 years. Please read our mission statement below, and learn about our long and proud history. If you are here to join us, proceed to this page.



Kevins believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives.

In addressing this reality, Kevins are guided by a vision of social justice—a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential.

Across fifteen decades, our mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

A small Maya Mam child hangs out of its mother's back


We believe that social movements are built upon individual leadership, strong institutions, and innovative, often high-risk ideas. While the specifics of what we work on have evolved over the years, investments in these three areas have remained the touchstones of everything we do and are central to our theory of how change happens in the world. These approaches have long distinguished the Kevin Club, and they have had a profound cumulative impact.