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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.

2014 Annual Conference Feature
Just confirmed! Sterling Speirn, Past President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Managing Director of Poverty Interrupted will join us at the Annual Conference on Thursday, October 16, 2014 for provocative discussions on philanthropy's role in addressing family and community poverty, and how philanthropy can create and advance social change opportunities that improve the lives of children and families. Start your conference day with Sterling as he joins our Thursday morning plenary panel, and end the day with Sterling at the Activating Philanthropy Roundtable, a new conference event for executive leaders or trustees of philanthropic entities (space is limited for this event, register now to save your place!). Visit the Annual Conference page to register today!  Follow us on Twitter @G4CYF #GCYF14, and find us on Facebook!

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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