Launched in 2019, the Northern California Youth Organizing Funder Collaborative is a network of foundations and individual donors committed to creating more equitable, just, and effective social, economic, and political systems in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. While our individual missions span a range of issues such as advancing racial equity and economic inclusion, expanding access to affordable, quality health care, and improving life outcomes for young people through education–collectively, we value the role of youth organizing groups in advancing justice and equity for their communities today. We also value the intentionality with which they cultivate and develop young leaders for the future. Our collaborative is anchored by two leaders in the field of philanthropy and youth organizing.
- Youth Organize! California anchors our work in the field and serves as a convener, capacity builder, and strategist for sustaining and deepening the field of youth organizing.
- Northern California Grantmakers serves as the pooled fund manager, grants administrator, and funder convener, drawing on our funder collaborative experience and expertise as the philanthropic membership association for Northern California.
YO! Cali, Northern California Grantmakers, San Francisco Foundation, The California Endowment, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and their Families, Stuart Foundation