2021 Grants Awarded: Youth Development


All Chicago$50,000Chicago, ILdescription

This grant supports the Youth Action Board of the Chicago Continuum of Care.

Bend the Arc New York$100,000New York, NYdescription
This is a grant to Bend the Arc New York to support the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing.
California Youth Connection$80,000San Francisco, CA description
This is a general operating grant to California Youth Connection.
Californians for Justice$100,000Oakland, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Californians for Justice.
Center for Court Innovation$50,000New York, NYdescription
The Center for Court Innovation's Youth Justice Board is an after-school program 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
This grant provides support for Chicago Freedom School’s Youth Leadership Training Cohort, which develops young leaders into trauma-informed healing justice trainers for teachers, cultural workers, and adult youth workers.
Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth$105,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant.
Coro New York Leadership Center$50,000New York, NYdescription

This grant supports the youth leadership development program goal of deeper sustainable partnerships and youth impact on policy and practice.

Communities United$150,000Chicago, ILdescription
This is a general operating grant to Communities United.
DRUM$60,000New York, NYdescription
This is a general operating grant to DRUM.
Education Law Center$40,000Philadelphia, PAdescription

This grant will support efforts to provide trainings and technical assistance to youth-led/youth-serving organizations in Philadelphia, expanding their capacity to empower students as change agents and deepening their understanding of the legal solutions available to address educational barriers facing students.

Juvenile Law Center$50,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
This grant supports Juvenile Law Center's Youth Engagement projects that create opportunities for youth with experience in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to use their personal stories and experiences as a platform for social change in their communities.
Juvenile Law Center$35,000Philadelphia, PAdescription

This grant supports the dissemination of Juvenile Law Center’s Youth Advocacy Program’s key components publication along with several other policy/practice guides through the development of a digital toolkit of resources on our website for interested colleagues in the field who are also looking to develop or expand their youth-led advocacy.

Make the Road New York$60,000New York, NYdescription
This grant provides general operating support to Make the Road New York.
Mikva Challenge$60,000Chicago, ILdescription
This grant supports Mikva Challenge's Citywide Youth Council 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.
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative$40,000New York, NYdescription

This grant will advance local member-led campaigns for Dignity in Schools Campaign Solutions Not Suspensions, engage youth in leadership development and support collective national action.

Oakland Kids First$70,000Oakland, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Oakland Kids First.
Philadelphia Student Union$60,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
This is a general operating support grant to Philadelphia Student Union.
RYSE Center$60,000Richmond, CAdescription
The grant provides general operating support to the RYSE Center.
Temple University: University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia$40,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
This grant will  support for the Leadership Development Continuum, a series of after school and summer programs, internships, media production, and paid employment that enables young people to advocate for systemic change.
Youth Communication$50,000New York, NYdescription

This is a general operating support grant

Youth Leadership Institute$40,000description

This grant will support the Calafia Fellowship Program which will make possible 1) the production of Calafia, a statewide youth policy journal; 2) close collaboration with youth advocates and data to set Calafia agenda; and 3) pairing Calafia Fellows with professional journalists for mentorship.

Youth United for Change$60,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Youth United for Change.
YR Media$50,000Oakland, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant to YR Media