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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.


A Tale of Three Cities: Three Mayors Building on Assets in Distressed Cities

The opening plenary of the 2014 GCYF Annual Conference, October 15, 2014 in Detroit features three Mayors (Mike Duggan, Detroit; Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary IN; and Osby Davis, Vallejo, CA) exploring lessons of “place” from their cities, where public and private leaders are keeping the needs of children, youth and families front and center during dire financial times.  Moderated by Carol Coletta, Vice President/Community and National Initiatives, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation!   Celebrating 29 years of serving children, youth and family grantmakers, the GCYF Annual Conference is coming back strong in 2014, exploring the theme Strong Places, Strong People: Strengthening Grantmakers as Partners in Change. Visit the Annual Conference page to register today! 
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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.


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