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Funding Resources provides funding information and search engines filled with grants and tips for the youth development field.


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Publication Resources

Financing Programs for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care (Human Service Newsbytes)

The Finance Project recently developed three strategy briefs that explore the players, funding sources, and financing strategies that can support entrepreneurship opportunities, asset-building and financial education programs, and workforce development programs and services for youth in or transitioning from foster care. Click here to download the resource.

Afterschool & State Education Finance Forumlas (PEN Weekly NewsBlast)

This strategy brief explores the challenges and potential opportunities of incorporating funding for afterschool programs into state education finance formulas. The primer lays out the "basics" of state education finance formulas and how they vary across the states. Click here to download this brief.

Helping Businesses Connect with Afterschool (Afterschool Advocate)

While many businesses understand the important effects that high-quality afterschool programs and services have on their bottom line and future productivity, they are still unsure about how to get involved. To make it easier, Corporate Voices for Working Families has released the Afterschool Toolkit: Business to Business; Tools & Resources to Connect Businesses to Community Resources. Click here to download the toolkit.


Search Engines

The Finance Project -- Specializes in funding for public and private sector leaders to learn about funding to benefit children, families and communities.  Here you will find working papers, strategy briefs, issue notes and funding guides to help in your search for funding.  Click Here.

Foundation Center Grants Database -- From The Foundation Center, grantmaker information, an online library, and now, a searchable database of the websites of over 1,000 U.S. funders. The database is no longer free, unfortunately. They also provide a new Youth and Philanthropy Bulletin and information on Proposal Writing Seminars. For the database, Click Here.

The Grantsmanship Center -- Featuring a daily digest of Federal Register and other federal funding information resources, as well as a database of community foundations by state. Click Here.

National 4-H Council Youth Grants Program -- Grants for youth in local communities, in counties, and on the state level. Click Here.

Nonprofit Sector Research Fund Grantmaking -- Guidelines, application forms, and information to guide applicants through NSRF's grant programs. Grants and funding available from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention , U.S. Department of Justice. Click Here.


NYDIC was developed with support from DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Lilly Endowment Inc. through a partnership with the Indiana Youth Institute and other generous funding.

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