We provide direct support to youth organizing groups across the country through innovative programs. Learn more about how we help build the field through our programs.

Learning & Exchange Fund (2018 - 2019)

The FCYO Learning and Exchange Fund will award grants up to $5,000 for youth organizing groups that articulate clear learning goals for Peer-to-Peer Learning Exchange projects with other organizing entities. Organizations that would like to learn from each other’s model and/or strategies will receive grant support to engage in a shared learning activity. Larger grants will be considered for multi-group collaborations.

Pipelines to Power

Pipelines to Power will support youth and intergenerational organizing groups in strengthening organizing strategies to build the power necessary to win meaningful change for historically disenfranchised communities across the U.S. In addition to providing grant funds, this initiative will create a national learning community of organizers focused on theories of change and political analysis, and will support organizations to experiment with new strategies for building power in the current moment. Pipelines to Power is designed to help young people play critical roles in building strong intergenerational social movements by helping build a regenerating base of young social justice leaders and by supporting youth organizing groups to develop new strategies to build meaningful power.

Youth Organizing Landscape Map

FCYO's Youth Organizing Landscape Map is an interactive map and searchable database of the U.S national youth organizing field. This platform offers a living landscape of the diverse groups across the country, sharing basic information on youth organizing groups and their campaigns across the country and connecting different organizing groups together to share resources coming out of their work.

Healthy Communities Phase III

Building on the successes of The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing’s past Healthy Communities initiatives, this third phase will further advance the leadership of young people of color in advocating for the creation of healthy schools as a foundation for improved physical, social and emotional health of students.

Moment to Movement Fund

In November 2016, FCYO made one-year grants to 24 youth organizing groups working in 14 states across the country. These Moment to Movement Fund grants support youth and intergenerational work that responds to the current moment in ways that build long-term power for low-income young people, young people of color and their communities. Grant sizes ranged from $10,000 - $20,000. This is a onetime grant program that will not be repeated in 2017.

Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE)

FCYO's Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE) is a set of activities that aim to help build a stronger and more stable youth organizing field in the U.S. Launched in 2015, Youth CORE’s activities  bring together a large number of youth organizers from across the country to share learnings, build relationships, and develop common strategy.

National Youth Alliance for Boys & Men of Color

The National Youth Alliance on Boys and Men of Color is an alliance of five youth organizing networks committed to advancing the leadership of young men of color in organizing for change in their communities.

FCYO Funder Advisory Services

FCYO provides contract services to funders working at the intersection of youth organizing and other social change strategies. Our staff and network of experienced consultants can provide tailored support to foundations and donors at the local, regional, state and national level across a variety of different strategic and operational challenges.

Powerful Transformations

Powerful Transformations: Strengthening, Evaluating, and Funding the Impact of Youth Organizing on Individual Young People. This capacity building initiative supports ten well-established youth organizing groups to understand, strengthen, and measure how they support young people’s social/emotional, academic, and basic needs as they organize. In addition, groups receive training to reach new funders, especially those funders that focus on outcomes for individual young people.