Welcome to our Resources page, where you can access materials from previous NYCYF forums, reports and publications on youth related issues, and links to websites that are useful to the philanthropic community. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for additional resources by sending an email to

Reports, Publications and Materials from NYCYF Forums

Building After-School Program Quality
After-school programs need to be strong programs to benefit children and teens. A new guide, Building Citywide Systems for Quality: A Guide and Case Studies for Afterschool Leaders, developed by the Forum for Youth Investment and supported by The Wallace Foundation, can help after-school planners work with programs to build and sustain quality across a neighborhood, city or region. Want to learn even more? Check out this webinar on boosting program quality.

Building Arts Organizations That Build Audiences
This report reviews the lessons learned andinsights drawn from the June 2011, a conference “Building Audiences: Sustaining What Works” sponsored by The Wallace Foundation.

Brooklyn Community Foundation: Youth Leadership for College Access
Peers Take Center Stage in New Strategy to Help More City High School Students Get to College. As New York City vows to increase college preparation in public school curriculum through its Common Core initiative, complementary strategies for guiding students through the college search, application, and enrollment process become ever more important. For many students who lack consistent guidance and mentorship, and schools which are increasingly overburdened, a new practice holds promise: Youth Leadership for College Access.

External Links

  • Council on Foundations
    A national nonprofit association of approximately 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations.

  • Foundation Center
    A national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.

  • Guidestar
    Provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on more than 1.8 million nonprofits.

  • Philanthropy NY
    A professional community of philanthropic foundations based in the New York City region.

Government Agencies — New York State

Government Agencies — New York City