The Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing
Founded in 2000, the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) is a dynamic collective of social justice funders and youth organizing practitioners dedicated to advancing youth organizing as a strategy for youth development and social change. FCYO is a project of and fiscally sponsored by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. FCYO’s mission is to increase resources to the field of youth organizing and promote the leadership of low-income young people and young people of color in social justice organizing. Our work is focused on the following program areas:
● Strategic Grantmaking & Capacity Building: to strengthen the organizational capacity, sustainability, power, and efficacy of youth organizing groups.
● Infrastructure Development: to build a more connected youth organizing field with shared strategies to engage more young people, expand power, and address pressing issues
● Funder Advocacy and Communications: to build an aligned and growing base of funders committed to youth organizing and to expand the base of knowledge about this work.