Supporting Effective Children, Youth, and Family Philanthropy
Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families (GCYF) serves as a point of contact for grantmakers seeking collegial and collaborative relationships with other funders concerned with children, youth, and families.
GCYF is not a grantmaking institution. For information on grant opportunities, visit The Foundation Center website.
This year marks GCYF’s 30th anniversary of promoting effective grantmaking that integrates research, policy and practice to bring about systemic change for children, youth and families – each year teaching us new lessons about philanthropy. In modest and thoughtful retrospect, the 2015 GCYF Annual Meeting will focus on you – our members, and the difference you’ve made in the lives of children, youth and families. In this spirit, the 2015 GCYF Annual Meeting will explore the theme of Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future. In that context, the convening will consider lessons we have learned as CYF grantmakers, and consider how these lessons apply to the future – not only to the individual work of grantmakers, but the work we do collectively to strengthen philanthropy to take on the many challenges that children, youth and families face. Learn more about the 2015 Annual Meeting.
Call for Nominations: 2015 Fred Rogers Leadership Award
GCYF is honored to announce a Call for Nominations for the annual Fred Rogers Leadership Award in Philanthropy for Children, Youth, and Families. GCYF gives this prestigious award annually at the Annual Meeting in memory of one of the country's most beloved advocates for children, Fred McFeely Rogers (“Mr. Rogers”). The award recognizes outstanding contributions and leadership by grantmaking staff, trustees and donors in all fields of children, youth, and family (CYF) philanthropy. Any representative from a current GCYF member organization may nominate a candidate for this prestigious Award. To learn more about the 2015 Fred Rogers Award and nominate your colleague, click here.
Developments in Early Childhood Care and Education
In light of recently increasing attention to early childhood care and education and this issue's importance to the well-being America's children, GCYF has compiled a library of resources and analysis on this topic. Use this page to view research on early childhood education as well as news articles pertaining to the state-level early education expansion initiatives, plans to expand pre-kindergarten education nationwide, and the political and funding dynamics of these initiatives.
Keep Posted on the Ongoing Budget Discussions
Want to read the latest news and current analysis and resources on the budget and what the various proposals mean for children, youth, and families? Visit our Budget page to find out more and what you can do to influence the debate!
Stay current with the latest Making the Link: Addressing the Budget Deficit Through Evidence-Based, Cost-Saving Program Reform
It's here! The latest Making The Link details the importance of evidence-based, cost-saving program reforms, and their effect on the budget deficit.