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We provide direct support to youth organizing groups across the country through innovative programs.

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News & Updates

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Reflections from Eric Braxton

After 11 years on the FCYO staff and 10 years on the board prior, October 31 was Eric Braxton's last day on staff at FCYO. We are deeply thankful for his leadership and service not only to FCYO but to the field of youth organizing. Check out a few of the reflections he shared during his last week with us.

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FCYO Leadership News

We are excited to share news about our upcoming leadership transition. Eric Braxton is moving on after more than twenty years in the FCYO family. Mónica Córdova will now serve as the Executive Director of FCYO.

Press Release

FCYO distributes $4 Million to 40 youth-led and multi-generational groups building power at the intersection of climate and racial justice

Today the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing, in partnership with The JPB Foundation, announced an inaugural cohort of 40 grant recipients for the Youth Organizing For Climate Action And Racial Equity (YO-CARE) Capacity-Building Fund.

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FCYO Organizing to Win Lab Informational Webinar

We are now accepting proposals for our first tier, Organizing to Win Lab (OWL) - the entry point into FCYO’s GenPower Labs. To learn more about the Organizing to Win Lab, join our upcoming informational webinar on July 29th at 10:00 am PT. 

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Organizing to Win Lab Request for Proposals (RFP)

We are now accepting proposals for our Organizing to Win Lab (OWL)! OWL is a 1-yr grantmaking initiative to support organizations addressing today's most pressing issues. Learn how to apply here.

Program News

Meet our 2022-2023 Take Action for Power Cohort!

We’re excited to welcome our 2022-2023 Take Action for Power fellows to the FCYO family! These young people are stepping into the frontlines, taking on critical leadership roles, and mobilizing their communities.

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FCYO in the News: Read our latest op-ed for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Young Organizers Are Taking On the Greatest Challenges of Our Time. Donors Need to Take Notice.

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FCYO is Hiring!

FCYO is seeking highly-organized, passionate, and multi-talented candidates with a commitment to supporting youth-led social justice and skills for organizational administration to fill two new positions: Program Associate and Operations Associate.

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YO-CARE Informational Webinar

Check out this recap of the YO-CARE informational webinar!

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YO-CARE Informational Webinar

Join FCYO's informational webinar to learn more about The Youth Organizing for Climate Action and Racial Equity (YO-CARE) Capacity-Building Fund. This webinar will cover details about the program, requirements, and application process. There will also be a designated time for Q&A.

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Press Release

Philanthropy Unites to Pledge $35 Million to Fund Youth-Led Social Change

Ford Foundation, The California Endowment, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and more take the FCYO’s Youth Power Pledge aimed at mobilizing resources to ensure that young people have the tools to drive social change.

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FCYO TAP Fellowship Informational Webinar

Check out the recap of the Take Action for Power Fellowship Informational Webinar

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Take Action for Power Fellowship Informational Webinar

FCYO is hosting an informational webinar about our newest program for youth leaders - the Take Action for Power Fellowship. This webinar will cover details about the program and project requirements, the application process, and time commitment. There will also be a designated time for Q&A.

Program News

FCYO Announces $1.2 Million in Grants for the Organizing to Win Lab

Congratulations to our Organizing to Win Lab cohort of grantees!

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20 Years of Youth Power: The 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan

Our 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan: 20 Years of Youth Power is our largest and most comprehensive review of the youth organizing field to date! The scan identifies and offers an analysis of trends, opportunities, and challenges over 20 years and how the field has grown over time.

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FCYO's #PowertoWin Field Scan Series

Our 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan is the most comprehensive review of the field to date! Register today for the #PowertoWin series where we will bring together key youth organizing leaders to discuss the field scan’s findings: http://bit.ly/power2winseries

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FCYO'S 2020 Funder Scan: Investing in the Power of Young People

FCYO is excited to announce the release of our 2020 Funder Scan Investing in the Power of Young People: 20 Years of Philanthropic Support for Youth Organizing, which evaluates the critical role philanthropy has played in shoring up a youth organizing field poised to meet the multiple challenges of this moment. This report is part of FCYO’s 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan, a series of four reports that together offer an in-depth look into a field that has grown in significant ways over the last two decades.

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FCYO's #PowertoWin Field Scan Series: Analyzing Two Decades of Youth Organizing

Our 2020 National Youth Organizing Field Scan is the most comprehensive review of the field to date! Register today for the #PowertoWin series where we will bring together key youth organizing leaders to discuss the field scan’s findings: http://bit.ly/power2winseries

Press Release

Youth Across the Country Petition School Boards to Reimagine Safety

Today, June 22, 2020, marks the beginning of a weeklong, nationwide call to support young people and their allies in the fight for police-free schools. This national week of action is being called by the National Campaign for Police-free Schools led by the Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ) and Advancement Project National Office and supported by the Center for Popular Democracy, the Communities for Just Schools Fund, and the Funder’s Collaborative for Youth Organizing.