Field Learning Fund
The Field Learning Fund allows the Foundation to foster broader collaborations that align with our grantees’ missions. The Foundation is able to leverage these investments in order to be involved in new and emerging initiatives in the field of youth-led social change, while also providing learning opportunities for the Foundation and grantees.
The Foundation is currently working with the following organizations through the Field Learning Fund.
Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ)
The Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ) is a new national alliance of youth organizing and intergenerational groups working for educational justice. AEJ aims to bring grassroots groups together to bring about changes in federal education policy, build a national infrastructure for the education justice sector, and build the capacity of our organizations and our youth leaders to sustain and grow the progressive movement over the long haul. Visit website »
Communities for just Schools Fund (CJSF)
The Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF) is a national donor collaborative that supports constituency-led organizing efforts to create positive and supportive school climates, which affirm and foster the success of all students. Visit website »
Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social and economic justice in the Chicago area. A public foundation, Crossroads Fund pools the resources of individuals, foundations and businesses, building a broad base of support for grassroots organizations for social change. Visit website »
Executives Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color
The Executives’ Alliance is a network of national, regional, and local foundations working together to invest in pathways to opportunity to enable America’s young men of color to reach their full potential in school, work, and life. Visit website
Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO)
The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) is a collection of national, regional and local grantmakers and youth organizing practitioners dedicated to advancing youth organizing as a strategy for youth development and social transformation. Visit website »
NYC Capacity Building Collaborative
The New York City Capacity Building Collaborative (NYCCBC) consists of social justice foundations that collectively pool resources to build the capacity of grassroots community-based organizations. NYCCBC’s mission is to provide their collective community of grantee partners with opportunities for trainings and technical assistance to strengthen their leadership and organizational capacity.
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The NYC Fund for Women and Girls of Color by the New York Women’s Foundation pools philanthropic resources to invest in non-profit organizations and efforts that promote the well-being and leadership of young women of color as change agents, and partners with communities and other allies to advance cultural and systemic change through the lenses of race, gender, and economic justice. Visit website »
NYC Youth Funders (NYCYF)
NYC Youth Funders (NYCYF) is a coalition of philanthropic organizations — both private and public — seeking to improve the quality of life of young people living in New York City. By increasing the number and improving the quality of direct service opportunities for New York City youth, NYCYF seeks to support nonprofit organizations that help the city’s young people develop the skills and resources necessary to become healthy, happy, and contributing adult members of their communities. Visit website »
Transforming Movements Fund (TMF)
The TMF by Borealis Philanthropy supports grassroots organizing to achieve systemic and culture change. It supports local, regional, and national organizations and networks led by LGBTQ young people that focus on immigrant rights, police accountability, and reproductive and gender justice.
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