YTFG Publications

Supporting Young Parents and their Children

On October 20th,  YTFG Fellows Angel Jackson, Carmen Noyola, Lucero Noyola and Kera Pingree, shared ways in which systems did and did not support them as parents, how systems and institutions can be more responsive to their needs and the needs of their children, and their ideas for how foundations and communities can partner toRead More

YTFG Well-Being Learning Series #1: Reflections from our Members – July 20, 2021

To support the use and application of YTFG’s updated well-being framework, YTFG is hosting a series of learning events for our network over the coming months.  The first event provided an overview of the framework and featured reflections on well-being investment strategies from YTFG members: Lyman Legters, Senior Director, Strategic Consulting, Casey Family Programs Amy Price,Read More

Investing in the Well-Being and Well-Becoming of America’s Young People: Recommendations for Philanthropy, Policy, and Practice

The Youth Transition Funder’s Group (YTFG) is a national network of foundations whose mission is to help all youth make a successful transition to adulthood by age 25. This well-being investment framework was developed by our members in partnership with leading researchers, policy leaders, and young adults. Building upon work underway in the fields ofRead More

YTFG COVID-19 Resource Center

To support our members and the field as we navigate the challenges of the pandemic together, the YTFG Team is pleased to announce the launch of our new COVID-19 Resource Center. This new resource center: is created with the unique information needs of funders who invest in improving outcomes for youth and young adult. provides highly curatedRead More

YTFG statement on waiver allowing private foster care agencies to discriminate based on religious beliefs

Members of the YTFG are deeply troubled by the Administration’s recent approval of a waiver request from South Carolina that allows a foster care agency to discriminate against potential foster parents based on their religious beliefs. This waiver has the potential to upend decades of federal protections that make safety, permanency and well-being the highestRead More

Economic Well-Being Work Group Releases New Publication

The Economic Well-Being Work Group of the Youth Transition Funders Group has released a framework for investment and set of public policy recommendations that offers influencers a roadmap for how they might fund and fuel communities, systems and programs in ways that make economic well-being a reality for all vulnerable young people in America.

Child Welfare and Immigration: Implications for Funders Released by the Foster Care Workgroup

The practice of family separation at the border is garnering significant national outrage over the trauma it’s inflicting on children and the blatant disregard for human rights. Family separation is the most visible of current government actions against immigrants, yet there are multiple strategies being employed that have potential implications for the child welfare system. The FosterRead More

A Blueprint for Youth Justice Reform

 “For these are all our children. We will all profit by, or pay for, whatever they become.” – James Baldwin, Writer The Blueprint for Youth Justice Reform is a call to action to funders, policymakers, community leaders, system stakeholders, advocates, youth and families. We seek your bold leadership, your commitment and your voices as we workRead More

Investing to Improve the Well-Being of Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice

This publication explores the important role and responsibility of each youth-serving system in supporting well-being for youth and young adults and presents a new framework for well-being for young people, highlighting the various domains of well-being and the role of families, communities, and public systems in supporting well-being. It also includes a series of concrete and actionableRead More

Small Foundations, Big Wins: A Guide to Making Smart Choices About Grantmaking for Vulnerable Youth (2013)

This guide gives leaders of small foundations tried-and-true tools for building a strategic and effective grantmaking program. It also contains tips and examples to help you consider ways to leverage your investments. Download Publication

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