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.

Healthy Communities Phase III

FCYO's Healthy Communities initiative is a strategic capacity-building and communications initiative that supports low-income young people and young people of color organizing to address the root causes of childhood obesity.

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.

Healthy Communities Phase II

FCYO's Healthy Communities initiative is a strategic capacity-building and communications initiative that supports low-income young people and young people of color organizing to address the root causes of childhood obesity.

Media & Technology Project

In 2015-2016, FCYO sponsored a capacity building project focused on helping youth organizing groups integrate social media and communications technology into their organizing models. This project supported seven youth organizing groups who were already doing excellent face-to-face organizing and who demonstrated an interest and a readiness to incorporate a greater level of media and technology into their work in order to engage a larger audience and build power.

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.