Children and Youth Funding Update

Foundations in the United States “have targeted increasing shares of their giving to the needs of children and youth” over the past decade, according to this four-page report. The report says grant-making foundations directed about $4.46 billion specifically for children and youth in 2001, more than double the $2 billion in 1996. Analyzing the factors, the center cited the strong economy and stock market, and the emergence of new and “newly large” foundations, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the California Endowment. The report looks at areas of growth within the children and youth field. Free online. (212) 807-2410,

– Mary Tess Driver, Della Mosley, Andrew Beadle, Patrick Boyle


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