NYCYF events provide opportunities for Youth Funders to network, share lessons learned, explore new challenges facing New York City youth, and examine the City’s philanthropic and public response to these issues. The network also creates venues in which local funders can learn from youth programming, research, and policy experts, both locally and nationally. In addition to in-person meetings, NYCYF uses diverse vehicles including webinars, conference calls, LIST-SERVS, and policy briefs to communicate with its constituents.
When possible, NYCYF works to facilitate collaborative grantmaking initiatives that can make a difference in the lives of NYC youth.
Summer Matters Initiative: This public/private partnership is saving 31 free summer programs that would otherwise be eliminated due to government budget cuts. As a result, over 2,000 youngsters from low-income families will not miss out on summer fun and learning.