10 Recent Links to Funding for Youth and Juvenile Justice Programs

Below are Ten (10) Links to Foundations and Grants that will be helpful in funding your Youth Justice and Juvenile Justice activities.  Special thanks to, “Making the Time for Juvenile Crime.” -Scott Peterson

The Youth Today Website has a great listing of grants from private and public and links are provided for each listed opportunity.

The Foundation Center at Philanthropy News Digest lists primarily private corporate and foundation funding and grant opportunities.

The National Clearing House for Family and Youth at the Administration for Children, Youth and Families has a listing of grants and these are primarily federal grants.  If your special interest is in protecting children, click here.

The Grantsmanship Center has a clickable map where you click on your state and you are provided with a listing of community and state foundations and Corporate Grants. Raising money from grants entails careful organizational self- assessment and planning, long before you submit a skillful proposal.    Training is available from The Grantsmanship Center.

Have you seen the new Grants listing at Spark Action?  It’s worth spending time here if you are a concerned teacher, counselor, parent of a troubled teen, or advocate for youth.

Grants.Gov has a user friendly website where you click on the federal agency for funding or you can click on categories like Youth Development or Justice Grants.  Click here

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) lists funding announcements directly from OJJDP and they have a map to funding sources in your states.

The National Criminal Justice Reference Center has a listing of a wide range of criminal and juvenile justice grants.  While at the website – join their e-newsletter to get updates.

The Open Society Institute and Foundation offers a wide range grants.  Yes – this is foundation of Billionaire George Soros and they have many outstanding opportunities.

The Global Youth Justice Website lists all of the above funding opportunities and hundreds and hundreds more.  Check out the Famous Resource Links Button at the Global Youth Justice

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Online fundraising: peacemaking costs money

There’s no way around it.  Doing good, on a scale big or small, costs money!  And doing good is more effective —  and fun — if you’re not toiling away alone.

Hearing about my new blog, and about my hopes of creating a hybrid enterprise blending social activism and entrepreneurial creativity, a friend told me about a couple of dynamite resources online, and I share them with you here.  If you know of others, please share them by selecting “Comment.”

The first is Socialbrite.org, whose mission immediately appealed to me:

Socialbrite is a learning hub & sharing community that brings together top experts in social media, causes and online philanthropy. We’re here to share insights about tools and best practices that advance the social good. This is a community learning center — please contribute your wisdom! We also offer strategic services to nonprofits.

The second, featured in the headline, is crowdrise.com.  Crowdrise harnesses the power of online social media and networking, enabling its members to harness the power of the web to raise funds for the charity or cause of their choice.

What’s so appealing about Crowdrise.com is its humorous and irreverent tone, even as it offers powerful tools for reaching friends on behalf of thousands of charitable causes.

“Please only read all this if you’re super bored or you’re writing a paper on ways to give back and you’re looking for something to plagiarize…”

Obviously it skews toward a young, jaded but idealistic demographic.  As someone who is, well, let’s say, a “few years” beyond this demo, I found myself chuckling and, occasionally, laughing out loud at the site’s presentation.

An added bonus is that the site offers its readers the chance to win a generous assortment of incentives and premiums for reaching certain goals.

When you sign up at Crowdrise.com, you create a page for your cause or charity.  You receive a unique URL to share with your social network, along with easy-to-use links to Facebook and Twitter.  You can line up support through direct contributions, or through sponsorships for your participation in pretty much anything that ends with “a-thon.”

So, peacemakers, why not check it out?  List your cause, get an URL, spread the word.

“All we are saying
Is give peace a page.”