Invest in Youth is our cornerstone initiative aimed at increasing equity of opportunity and outcomes for young people of color in Brooklyn. In partnership with our Invest in Youth Advisory Council, we deploy $2.5 million annually to Brooklyn's youth-serving nonprofits in the form of grants for general operating support, strategic partnerships, youth fellowships, and youth-led grants in three focus areas:
This initiative emphasizes youth leadership, with a focus on under resourced neighborhoods and immigrant communities. The Foundation also builds and supports new programs and services directed at diverting young people from the criminal justice system and providing them with economic and educational opportunities. Invest in Youth prioritizes support for organizations focused on racial justice and those led by members of the communities they serve.