2019 Grants Awarded: Youth Development


Bend the Arc New York$50,000New York, NYdescription
This is a grant to Bend the Arc New York to support the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing.
Bend the Arc New York$35,000New York, NYdescription
Bend the Arc with FCYO will work with the Stone Foundation to develop recommendations to the Foundation to redesign their scholarship program in line with the current goals of their Youth Development portfolio. FCYO will conduct interviews and background research on how the program could support organizational leaders in the field of youth organizing.
California Youth Connection$60,000San Francisco, CA description
This is a general operating grant to California Youth Connection.
Californians for Justice$50,000Oakland, 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
The Chicago Freedom School will continue to implement its trauma and healing informed curriculum which includes strategies, practices and tools to support the operationalizing of SB 100 within classroom settings. This will be achieved by developing curriculum and providing trainings for educators. school administration and staff, youth workers, students and youth.
Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth$115,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant.
Coro New York Leadership Center$50,000New York, NYdescription
All Coro New York Leadership Center youth programs prepare young people to make NYC policy and practice more responsive and effective. The Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellowship, Coro's newest program of this kind, is a partnership with the City Council that prepares high school students to increase youth involvement in NYC's budget decisions.
Communities United$105,000Chicago, ILdescription
This is a general operating grant to Communities United.
DRUM$50,000New York, NYdescription
This is a general operating grant to DRUM.
Education Law Center$40,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Education Law Center to support its youth engagement trainings and technical assistance in Philadelphia.
Foster Youth in Action$60,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Foster Youth in Action.  
Global Action Project$60,000New York, NYdescription

This is a general operating grant to Global Action Project.

Juvenile Law Center$65,000Philadelphia, 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.
Make the Road New York$50,000New York, NYdescription
This grant provides general operating support to Make the Road New York.
Mikva Challenge$50,000Chicago, 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$50,000New York, NYdescription
This grant to National Economic and Social Rights Initiative supports the Dignity in School Campaign.
Oakland Kids First$75,000Oakland, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Oakland Kids First.
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.
RYSE Center$50,000Richmond, CAdescription
The grant provides general operating support to the RYSE Center.
Temple University: University Community Collaborative of Philadelphia$40,000Philadelphia, 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.
Youth Communication$50,000New York, NYdescription
Youth Communication will mobilize youth voices as catalysts for change in practice and policies in New York City's juvenile justice system.
YouthBuild$75,000Boston, MAdescription
This grant supports Youth on Board/YouthBuild USA's work in its capacity as the co-administrators of the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) and Listening Works Convening.
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 Radio$70,000Oakland, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Youth Radio.
Youth United for Change$60,000Philadelphia, PAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Youth United for Change.