Grantmaking Guidelines in Youth Development

The goal of the Foundation’s Youth Development grantmaking is to bring the voice of young people to the significant issues that affect them and their communities. Too often, youth perspectives are unheard or ignored and consequently, young people do not play a central role in addressing the problems and decisions that impact their lives. The Foundation is interested in programs that help youth develop and communicate their ideas so they have a broad impact on peer awareness, public perception and decision makers’ opinions. With this emphasis, the Foundation supports work in areas such as youth media, youth organizing and youth-led advocacy. The Youth Development grantmaking focuses on low-income and under-served young people, ages 10 to 24.

The Foundation is also committed to building the Youth Development field. To that end, it supports organizations that develop the tools, processes, and systems that build the capacity of other Youth Development organizations and provide valuable lessons for the field.

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.