Member News

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

Los Angeles County Elevates Youth Voices in Systems Reform

Our very own YTFG Fellows, Lucero Noyola and Carmen Noyola, played a critical role in advocating for the creation of Los Angeles County’s first-ever Youth Commission which elevates the voices of youth in policy and programming decisions at the county level. To learn more about the Commission see this Chronicle of Social Change article.  “When weRead More

Public Welfare Announces New Strategic Framework

Calling it a “moral imperative,” the Public Welfare Foundation has announced a strategy shift to double down on their programmatic priorities of criminal and youth justice, and “focus on catalyzing a transformative approach to justice that is community-led, restorative, and racially just.” Click here to read the full announcement.

Casey Seeks Applicants for 2019–21 Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is seeking the next cohort of Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Council members. They are inviting youth to apply if they are 18-25, have current or former involvement with the juvenile justice system, and want to grow their advocacy and leadership skills. See details at this link.

Transformative Communities Initiative Announces Inaugural Cohort

The Peer2Peer Exchange Fund (P2P) of the Transformative Communities Initiative has announced the members of its 2018 Inaugural Network of Emerging Leaders. With support from Open Society Foundations, Butler Family Fund and Sierra Health Foundation, this inaugural cohort will receive unrestricted grant funding and horizontal (peer-to-peer) strategic planning, coaching and support customized to advance theirRead More

Ballmer Group Invests $20M in Youth Advocate Programs

YAP has announced a 5-year, $20 million dollar investment from the Ballmer Group. They will utilize the funding to accelerate growth and strengthen impact in reducing institutional placement, improving economic mobility, reducing racial disparities and advancing social justice for youth and families. Click here to read more about how YAP intends to use the gift.

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book. In addition to its annual rankings on child well-being indicators, this year’s publication warns that the 2020 census is mired in challenges that could shortchange the official census count by at least 1 million kids younger than age 5. This discrepancy wouldRead More

New Publication and Tools Addressing Youth Homelessness and Youth Justice

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) and its partners, the National Network for Youth and National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, & Families have released a series of new tools as part of their project, Collaborating for Change: Addressing Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice. The release includes a new report entitled, Implementing Change:Read More

How Juvenile Justice Systems Can Support Youth From Immigrant Families

With the increased risk of deportation for noncitizen youth through recent federal actions, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has updated Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System, a report originally released in 2014. The update summarizes how federal policies have changed and includes revised policy and practice recommendations for professionals working with immigrant youth andRead More

Stoneleigh Unveils New Website

The new foundation website showcases the work of the Stoneleigh Fellows and provides information about how to apply for two Fellowship opportunities: The Stoneleigh Fellowship provides accomplished leaders with multiyear funding to transform systems that serve vulnerable youth. The Emerging Leader Fellowship cultivates the next generation of leaders advancing systems change to improve the lives of vulnerable youth.

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