News & Resources

YTFG works to ensure our members have access to the latest information and news to support their grantmaking, to identify strategic opportunities to influence national and local conversations, and to leverage the learning of the network.  Resources include updates on federal and local policy issues, news from our members, updates from the field, and YTFG publications.

Welcoming the YTFG Fellowship Class of 2023-2025!

The YTFG Fellowship Program is open to young adults between ages 21 and 29 with interest in learning about philanthropy and in improving the public systems which impact young people – notably housing, education, employment, child welfare, and youth justice systems. Our Fellows have direct knowledge, expertise, and experience with those systems and are willingRead More

Learning Series: The State of Economic Well-Being for Vulnerable Youth – Trending Challenges and Opportunities in Education

APRIL 4, 2-3:30PM ET/11AM-12:30PM PT YTFG is pleased to announce our first session in a 3-part learning series focused on the state of economic well-being for America’s most vulnerable young people. This series is open to all YTFG members, and this first session is co-sponsored by Grantmakers for Thriving Youth. During this session, speakers and network members will exploreRead More

2023 Spring Meeting: April 26 and 27

We’re excited to announce our Spring Meeting will be in New York City on April 26 and 27, 2023.  Registration information will follow!

Supporting Young Parents and their Children

On October 20th,  YTFG Fellows Angel Jackson, Carmen Noyola, Lucero Noyola and Kera Pingree, shared ways in which systems did and did not support them as parents, how systems and institutions can be more responsive to their needs and the needs of their children, and their ideas for how foundations and communities can partner toRead More

2021 Fall Meeting

We’re planning an exciting and engaging fall meeting with a focus on federal policy opportunities to support equity and well-being!  In recognition of growing concerns posed by the COVID-19 Delta variant, YTFG will be holding our fall meeting in a fully virtual format. spacing Please mark your calendars for the following dates and times for network and workgroup sessions: spacing Thursday, November 4:  12Read More

YTFG Well-Being Learning Series #1: Reflections from our Members – July 20, 2021

To support the use and application of YTFG’s updated well-being framework, YTFG is hosting a series of learning events for our network over the coming months.  The first event provided an overview of the framework and featured reflections on well-being investment strategies from YTFG members: Lyman Legters, Senior Director, Strategic Consulting, Casey Family Programs Amy Price,Read More

Investing in the Well-Being and Well-Becoming of America’s Young People: Recommendations for Philanthropy, Policy, and Practice

The Youth Transition Funder’s Group (YTFG) is a national network of foundations whose mission is to help all youth make a successful transition to adulthood by age 25. This well-being investment framework was developed by our members in partnership with leading researchers, policy leaders, and young adults. Building upon work underway in the fields ofRead More

Redefining the Role of Philanthropy as Achieving Transformative Outcomes: Conversations with YTFG Fellows

We are excited to announce that our Spring 2021 network meeting is being fully planned and led by our amazing cohort of YTFG Fellows! Members are invited to join us in a virtual space on May 4th from 12-5pm EST for a series of insightful conversations to explore how philanthropy can consider and take upRead More

On the Power and Vulnerability of Sharing Stories

Our very own YTFG Fellow Amanada Shabowich recently penned a blog post about topics covered in Advancing Youth Voice and Changing the Narrative About Opportunity Youth – a report recently released by the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions. “Remember that phrase, “sharing is caring”? We used to use this expression to encourage children to maybeRead More

VOICES Recommendations on Family First and Older Youth

VOICES Youth Programs, which has several sites in California, recently released a publication entitled We Are Worth It: Recommendations for Implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act. The report is comprised of policy recommendations created by systems-involved young people across the state to ensure older youth are supported during the implementation of Family First. TheirRead More

Youth Law Center Releases A New Deal for Transition Age Youth

The Youth Law Center has released a new brief, A New Deal for Transition Age Foster Youth in California: A Policy Roadmap for Ensuring a Resilient Recovery after COVID-19, which proposes key policy changes for transition age youth who are in foster care or have recently exited care in the aftermath of the COVID-19 public healthRead More

Fall 2020 YTFG Virtual Meeting

Join us for the 2020 YTFG Virtual Fall Meeting on October 7 and 8. While we can’t be together in person, we still can connect on critical issues and priorities for our network. The full network meeting will take place on October 7 between 12pm and 5 pm ET (9am – 2 pm PT). WorkgroupRead More

The Arc of Disaster Recovery & How Philanthropy Can Help: An Interview with Dr. Samantha Montano

Disasterologist Dr. Samantha Montano talked with the YTFG team to share her expertise about disaster lifecycles, what makes this pandemic different from other disasters, and the important role of nonprofits and philanthropic organizations in America’s emergency management system.  What makes the current pandemic different from other disasters?  There are a couple of key differences thatRead More

YTFG COVID-19 Resource Center

To support our members and the field as we navigate the challenges of the pandemic together, the YTFG Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new COVID-19 Resource Center. This new resource center: is created with the unique information needs of funders who invest in improving outcomes for youth and young adult. provides highly curatedRead More

The Impossible Heroism of Young Single Parents Who Are Raising Kids, Studying and Working in a COVID World

Blog Post Authored By Stephanie Krauss The other day I was laughing at the dinner table with my husband and mother as we read through the highly relatable anecdotes of other working parents in the New York Times opinion piece, “I Have Given Up: Parenting in Quarantine.” It’s a funny sampler of the everyday strugglesRead More

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