2017 Grants Awarded: Youth Development


Alternatives in Action$150,000Alameda, CAdescription
Alternatives in Action's Youth Leadership Initiative will implement extended day programming and their cascading leadership model at four Oakland school sites. This will support 1,300 underserved and economically disadvantaged middle and high school students to activate change in themselves, their schools, and communities. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
California School-Age Consortium$150,000Oakland, CAdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.
California Youth Connection$180,000San Francisco, CA description
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.
Center for Court Innovation$70,000New York, NYdescription
Center for Court Innovation’s Youth Justice Board is an after-school program in New York City that brings together young people to study and propose solutions to the public safety challenges that most affect them.
Chicago Freedom School$40,000Chicago, ILdescription
The Chicago Freedom School, Communities United, and the Inner City Muslim Action Network will develop models and practices for healing justice and trauma-informed youth organizing in order to strengthen our work and serve as a capacity-building resource for groups working in the youth organizing space.
Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth$375,000San Francisco, CAdescription
Coleman Advocates for Youth and Children's Youth Making a Change program combines best practices from youth development and youth organizing to support young people in San Francisco to develop the skills and leadership to be successful in their own lives and to be effective leaders and changemakers in their schools and communities. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
Coro New York Leadership Center$60,000New York, NYdescription
Coro’s Youth Leadership Development Continuum prepares and positions young people to use their collective voice to make New York City more responsive to the needs of its young people via [a] school impact, [b] campus impact, [c] system impact and [d] citywide impact.
Community Partners$40,000Fresno, CAdescription
This grant supports the YouthWire, a sponsored project of Community Partners, Calafia Fellowship Program which includes 1) expanding the Calafia Fellowship program to provide experienced youth reporters skill-building opportunities with an established reporter as a mentor and editor; 2) increasing the impact of our storytelling on statewide policies.
Communities United: VOYCE$375,000Chicago, ILdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.
Educational Video Center$60,000New York, NYdescription
This general operating grant will support EVC's work using documentary production and media arts to develop the artistic, social-emotional, youth leadership and career skills of overage and under-credited youth from low income communities throughout New York City.
Foster Youth in Action$180,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.  
Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing$20,000New York, NYdescription
This grant supports youth organizers to attend the Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing's, a sponsored project of Bend the Arc, second national Youth CORE Convening - titled Youth POWER: From Rooted Resilience to Rising Power.  
Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing$40,000New York, NYdescription
This is a general operating grant.  
Global Action Project$55,000New York, NYdescription

This is a general operating grant.

Juvenile Law Center$40,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
Juvenile Law Center's youth engagement projects create opportunities for Philadelphia youth in the child welfare and justice systems to take the lead in advocating for social change in their communities.
Mikva Challenge$50,000Chicago, ILdescription
Mikva Challenge’s Citywide Youth Council Program is a program that promotes youth voice and youth leadership by providing young people with the knowledge, skills, agency, and access to have a meaningful impact on public policy decisions that significantly impact Chicago youth.
Oakland Kids First$150,000Oakland, CAdescription
This is a multi-year general operating grant awarded in 2015.
Philadelphia Student Union$60,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
The Philadelphia Student Union will continue to organize high school students in some of Philadelphia's neediest schools and neighborhoods through base building and leadership development. PSU will work at the local, state, and national level to advance education policies that provide the education students deserve.
Tides$65,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This grant supports San Francisco Beacon Initiative, a sponsored project of the Tides, which will expand a national pilot in partnership with the Inter-generational Change Initiative to build the capacity of our Beacon Leadership Teams to be trained in Participatory Action Research utilizing new technology and research methods.
Temple University: University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia$120,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
The University Community Collaborative’s Youth Leadership Development Continuum is a series of programs designed to foster young leaders in Philadelphia by building the necessary foundations of confidence and self-esteem, developing the cognitive and technological skills upon which effective leadership rests, and creating an awareness of larger social, economic and political issues. This is a multi-year grant awarded in 2015.
Year Up$70,000Boston, MAdescription
Year Up The grant supports Year Up's Grads of Life campaign. Through this work, Year Up will impact exponentially more Opportunity Youth who are seeking employment and companies that are seeking talent than it can through its direct service program alone..
Youth Communication$70,000New York, NYdescription
The is a  general operating grant.
YouthBuild$60,000Boston, MAdescription
YouthBuild This grant supports Youth on Board/YouthBuild USA's continued outreach and education around the Boston Student Rights App in its capacity as the co-administrators of the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC).
Youth Radio$70,000Oakland, CAdescription
Youth Radio engages low-income, diverse youth in: 1) intensive digital media, technology, and arts education; 2) employment in creative positions throughout Youth Radio’s media production company; and 3) wraparound services that support pathways to college, career, and healthy adulthood.
Youth United for Change$60,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
Youth United for Change will focus on organizing and advocating for high quality education for all Philadelphia students, working to improve school climate and ensure safer schools, expanding health food choices for students, and fighting for free transportation for young people.