The Perrin Family Foundation partners with organizations based in under-resourced communities across Connecticut in order to create environments that support
youth as leaders of social change.

Why Youth Led Social Change?

Creating opportunities for youth to share their truths, question the status quo, exercise leadership and take action to create change will not only pave the way for young people’s lifelong participation and leadership in the civic sphere, it also has the potential to transform our youth, communities, and institutions in the here and now.

GRANTMAKING

Investing in organizations and grassroots groups engaged in youth-led social change

CAPACITY BUILDING

Deepening the effectiveness and impact of youth-led social change efforts across Connecticut

FIELD BUILDING

Cultivating a community and philanthropic ecosystem committed to youth-led social change

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PFF Statement on Student Walkouts

Dear Friends and Partners, We, like many of you, have been moved by the power and courage of young people across the country that have responded to the tragic mass shooting in Parkland with calls for change and action. On March 14th, thousands of students across the...

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Thank you @CTphilanthropy for the mention! It is critical to us that we take active stances on the issues that shape the communities,from local to national, that our grantee partners and their allies are addressing every day.

#CCP2018 RT @Perrinfamilyfdn: “We have to have a reckoning with how we define risk and how we understand it - and the reality is, we have to give the money away anyway, so what is the relative risk that we’re talking about?” - Laura

“It’s often been that we have to come calling around prescribed, narrow boxes that don’t fit us” - Bishop Selders @MoralMondayCT

“We have to have a reckoning with how we define risk and how we understand it - and the reality is, we have to give the money away anyway, so what is the relative risk that we’re talking about?” - Laura

“The reporters said we were disorganized, and New London is said to be a bad school so they added onto that. They even tried to bash @NLYouthVoices, but we’ve had even more people coming to our organization. They gave us a better name, and I’m dedicated” - Aaliyah

“The secretary of the student government was giving a speech and I was mad because what she was saying felt like ‘Yeah it’s the first time it happened’. So I took the mic from her and said they were taking our student rights from us by not letting us walk out”

“Often when we think about ‘disruption’ in philanthropy we think ‘There’s a process for this! Talk to the people in-charge’, and frequently when young people of color go knocking on doors to power they get shot and they get killed. So what I’m hearing is risk. ” - Laura

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CONTACT US

The Grove, 2nd Floor
760 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

(203) 438-7349
info@perrinfamilyfoundation.org

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CONTACT US

The Grove, 2nd Floor
760 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510

(203) 438-7349
info@perrinfamilyfoundation.org

Social Channels