How We Work

The Foundation has been directed by its Board of Directors to identify issues where it can contribute to systemic change and demonstrate a measurable impact. It works in both responsive and proactive ways. We find issues that matter to young people through a funding program called Youth-led Community Change (YLCC) click here to watch a brief video of our Program Manager Ana Skinner explaining more about the funding stream. This is a responsive funding stream (one that you can apply to) that funds 15 to 20 projects a year, generally in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 to a maximum of $25,000. There is a single grant application deadline a year. Once an issue has been identified through YLCC the Foundation will work proactively to:

  • undertake research to establish a baseline from which it can measure progress;
  • fund demonstration projects to bolster the case for systemic change;
  • generate and share knowledge about the issue;
  • advocate for changes to systems and policies.

We rely on outside partners to do this work and will occasionally issue Request for Proposals (RFP) and Expressions of Interest (EOI) throughout the year. Your best bet to find out about these opportunities is to follow us on Twitter.