YOUTH INC IDENTIFIES THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST
Youth INC canvasses and surveys nearly 100 organizations every year out of NYC’s 1,500 youth-focused nonprofits to find strong potential partners. We seek to increase their impact in three key ways:
Using these metrics, each year Youth INC audits nearly 100 youth-oriented nonprofits in New York City to find 25-30 that would benefit from Youth INC’s training resources. Youth INC currently has 57 Nonprofit Partners in our network. Once in our network, our nonprofits participate in one or more of our key programs to help learn the skills to grow quickly and sustainably.
We teach up to 15 nonprofit organizations how to fundraise effectively by pairing their executives with Youth INC advisors. Youth INC’s annual gala, “A Celebration to Benefit New York Kids”, has raised more than $16 million by over 100 nonprofits since 1995.
This 15 month program employs custom assessments and mentorship from board development professionals to enhance board engagement. We place corporate professionals on the well-positioned board of our nonprofits.
Since 2007, we’ve awarded more than $2 million to 26 nonprofits through 47 capacity building grants. We deliver grants to grassroots, youth-focused organizations, within our network and use a metrics-based selection process that ensures maximum return on investment.
Our 12 months of workshops, technical assistance, and peer mentorship gives our partners access to critical program data. Using cutting-edge social-emotional learning (SEL) research to underpin evaluation tools, partners learn how to weave these concepts into program design.