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A Federal Bill Could Boost Funds for Home Visiting Program for Parents


Grant Funds National Effort to Engage Foster Youth in Decisions About Care

Backed by more than $20 million in federal funds, a national effort is underway to engage foster youth in the decision making around their care.

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Prevent Child Abuse America Offers Grants to Tackle Racial Disparity


Prevent Child Abuse America Offers Grants to Tackle Racial Disparity

Prevent Child Abuse America is offering nonprofits with a history of serving Black, Latino and Indigenous families grants of up to $150,000.

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Grantmaker Chooses 10 Finalists in Racial Equity Challenge


Grantmaker Chooses 10 Finalists in $90M Racial Equity Challenge

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has chosen 10 finalists in the running for a total of $90 million to fund racial equity projects.

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One-Time Tax Credit Available to Former Foster Youth This Year, Up to $1,500


Coronavirus Funding for Child Welfare and Family Services

  The coronavirus pandemic has brought about perhaps the strangest inflection point in the history of youth and family services. Many providers are challenged to operate effectively in an environment where in-person contact is shunned, but in the not-too-distant future are likely to experience unprecedented demand for help as the nation comes to grip with an economic recession.

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Big Funders Pool $12.5 Million for Policy, Advocacy and Research

Some of America’s largest investors in social impact issues got together and mulled over the question: What do organizations involved in social impact work have the hardest time getting money to do?

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MacArthur Foundation: $100 Million, One Grant, One Social Problem

The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that it will award $100 million in a single grant to solve one social problem facing the United States. The 100&Change initiative will impanel a slate of expert judges to review all “valid proposals,” which will be collected until October 3, 2016.

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    Four Youth-Serving Orgs In Line for the Blue Meridian Billion

    As Youth Services Insider reported earlier this month, a small group of youth- and family-serving organizations will soon change forever thanks to massive investments from Blue Meridian Partners, a capital aggregation project led by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.


    The Adolescent Brain and Addiction: Funding for Teen Substance Abuse Research and Treatment

    Teen substance abuse treatment is an area of youth services that has expanded over the past several decades, and with it, funding for new initiatives, research and programs have also increased.  


    In Winnetka, Ill., Youth Weigh In on Foundation Decisions

    On Sunday evenings in Winnetka, Illinois, the McKenna family gathers with McKenna Foundation Junior Board members to engage in a process that seldom involves youth: grant making. The Junior Board, comprised of 19 young adults ages 13 to 18, discusses the pros and cons of different potential grantees, based on agreed-upon criteria.