Podcast: The New York Women’s Foundation puts participatory grant-making into the hands of teenagers

In 2016, The New York Women’s Foundation and the YWCA of the City of New York partnered to create the Girls IGNITE Grantmaking Fellowship and put the power of participatory grant-making into the hands of those who would be most directly affected – namely, in this instance, culturally diverse girls and gender-fluid youth.

The hope was to use young people’s perspectives to help identify grant recipients who are doing innovative work. And perhaps by giving youth this kind of hands-on training and experience with distributing $30,000 in grant money to seven community-based organizations, they could even spark change in the field of philanthropy itself.

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