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We are super excited that we were given this opportunity for national exposure and for being able to put the spotlight on YFYI’s very unique model.

In July, 2014 Youth Funding Youth Ideas (YFYI) was invited to present at the Youth Philanthropy “Connect” conference in Anaheim. “Connect” is an annual national conference where dozens of family foundations attend with their children and youth grant-making boards to learn about new strategies for giving money. YFYI was the only youth-led workshop at the conference and it was a smash hit! So much so, that we have been asked to join the Conference Youth Leadership team for planning and organizing the next regional and national event!!


At the conference we met several different foundations, sponsors and philanthropic institutions, including the New York-based Foundation Center. The Foundation Center asked us to write an article about youth-led giving. We chose to write about what sets our practice apart from traditional methods of grant-making. Our piece was chosen to appear on their national Grant Craft blog, visible to foundations and philanthropic institutions nationwide.

Check out the article written by Ashley