2018 Grants Awarded: Youth Development


Alternatives in Action$50,000Alameda, CAdescription
Alternatives in Action's Youth Leadership Initiative will implement school-year extended day programming, summer bridge programs, and their cascading leadership model at four Oakland school sites. This will support 1,400 under-served and economically disadvantaged middle and high school students to activate change in themselves, their schools, and communities.
California School-Age Consortium$60,000Oakland, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant to California School-Age Consortium.
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$60,000New York, NYdescription
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 develop tools and practices for healing justice through youth-led trauma-informed trainings for K-12 educators in order to shift the culture of schools in regards to punitive practices with the goal of decreasing the criminalization of students within the Chicago Public Schools.
Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth$125,000San 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.
Coro New York Leadership Center$50,000New 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.
Communities United$115,000Chicago, ILdescription
This is a general operating grant to Communities United.
DRUM$40,000New York, NYdescription
This general operating grant will focus on development of a campaign on Institutional Bullying, which addresses the root causes of interpersonal bullying, and resolves the contradictions between anti-school-to-prison-pipeline and anti-bullying work.
Educational Video Center$60,000New York, NYdescription
This is a general operating grant to Educational Video Center.
Foster Youth in Action$60,000San Francisco, CAdescription
This is a general operating grant to Foster Youth in Action.  
Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing$50,000New York, NYdescription
This is a general operating grant to Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing.  
Global Action Project$60,000New York, NYdescription

This is a general operating grant to Global Action Project.

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.
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
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$60,000Oakland, 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$60,000New York, NYdescription
Youth Communication will mobilize youth voices in support of specific policy and practice changes that will reduce inequality for NYC teens. Teens at Youth Communication will investigate school segregation, punitive school discipline, and other issues, and help build grassroots support for change among the 35,000 magazine readers.
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 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
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.