We support youth development organizations that provide safe spaces for youth to explore their interests and aspirations, build confidence and resilience, and solidify a commitment to lifelong learning and community engagement.


We prioritize programs focused on the mental health and well-being of young people and supporting their agency and leadership, as well as their readiness for higher education and careers. We support organizations implementing trauma-responsive practices in their programs and services for youth.

Examples of grant-funded activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Addressing the mental health and well-being of students through school-based wellness centers;
  • Providing afterschool and/or summer programming that engages youth academically and in special interests such as the performing arts;
  • Developing youth leadership, training them in community organizing skills, and supporting them to create solutions for their communities around issues such as educational equity, racial justice, and environmental health.

Recent grants

RYSE Center

To build systems of support and healing for youth and contribute to RYSE Commons capital project.

Californians For Justice

For youth organizing and leadership development in East San Jose high schools, and organizational capacity building.