Above photo: LGBTQ+ Kickback Speak Out For Safety/Rally For Hope (Photo Credit: Tif Shen) Over the past few years, events across the country have forced our nation to confront some of the ugliest pieces of our history and to acknowledge the ongoing existence of...
Photo above: Yanitza Cubillette, Hearing Youth Voices (far left) and Lucas Codognolla, CT Students for a Dream (far right) In August, three young adult leaders from Connecticut were selected by Open Society Foundation’s Youth Exchange to travel to Phoenix, Arizona to...
PFF believes in building and maintaining strong relationships with grantee partners and in providing opportunities for grantees to share their perspectives and participate in shaping our work. This belief is informed, in part, by the experiences of grantmakers across...
Photo: PFF’s new headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2012, when PFF shifted its mission to supporting youth-led social change, we recognized that the transition would require more than just changes in our grant strategy and programs. PFF is committed to...
@NLYouthVoices was a part of @Perrinfamilyfdn’s BLOC program, which helped them build relationships & led to a state-wide organizing network in CT - FCYO spoke with Yanitza Cubilette about their #JourneyStory: https://t.co/uxduMwCosl
How did a family foundation focused on youth development pivot to invest in #youthorganizing? Read the #JourneyStory of @Perrinfamilyfdn w/founder Sheila Perrin & board member David Perrin about what it took: https://t.co/05ypbAKFP6
Today we co-hosted a Funders Briefing on our #Connecticut #CJReform Field Scan, alongside @TowFdn @Perrinfamilyfdn @cfgnh. Special thanks to all who were in attendance & brought their voices and concerns about the issues deeply affecting our communities, to the table.
FCYO interviewed @CalEndow & @Perrinfamilyfdn for their #JourneyStories of how they came to invest in #YouthOrganizing & how their investments impact orgs such as @resilienceoc & @NLYouthVoices. Scroll to bottom to read: https://t.co/P6gFaCYeDe
Closing recommendations for funders at #FCYO2019:
-Fund multi-year gen op support
-Remember this money belongs in our communities; figure out how to move it swiftly
-Fund transformation, not transactions
-Trust young people
-Fund the new ideas, transition + dark times