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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.

  Annual Conference Early Bird Rate Extended to Oct 3rd!
2014 Annual Conference Feature
The GCYF Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Rate has been extended to October 3rd!  If you missed the opportunity to register to date - don't delay!  Several special opportunities are also available for MI and OH based foundations to register at the member rate, for MI based community foundations to attend on Thurs Oct 16th only for a special Council of Michigan Foundations sponsored workshop, and just announced: A special Friday Oct 17th only attendance rate!
Visit the Annual Conference page to learn more about special opportunities and 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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