Invest in Brooklyn's Future – Invest in Youth

May 6, 2015

Invest in Youth


We are pleased to announce the launch of Invest in Youth, our cornerstone initiative to improve opportunities and outcomes for vulnerable young people across Brooklyn.

» Read the official announcement 

Invest in Youth is a 10-year commitment aimed at tackling significant barriers to success for 16- to 24-year-olds, particularly young people of color. 

In the first year of the initiative, we will deploy over $2 million to Brooklyn-serving nonprofitsin the form of a competitive grantmaking program, strategic partnerships, youth fellowships, and youth-led grants. 

The initiative will emphasize youth development and leadership, with a focus on under resourced neighborhoods and immigrant communities.

The Foundation will also build and support new programs and services directed at diverting young people from the criminal justice system and providing them with economic and educational opportunities.

» Nonprofits: View Invest in Youth Grant Guidelines 

Grant Guidelines are now available for the Invest in Youth Grantmaking Program. We welcome Letters of Inquiry from eligible Brooklyn-serving nonprofits through Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

The Foundation will hold information sessions for interested nonprofits at our Crown Heights office on May 28th and June 16th from 3-5pm. Nonprofits must register in advance here.

Learn more about the Foundation’s complete core program strategy rolling out in 2015, focused on Youth, Neighborhoods, and Nonprofits.

Later this month, the Foundation will receive the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's 2015 Impact Award in honor of our efforts to develop this new strategy in partnership with Brooklyn's communities.