Youth-Led Philanthropy Q&A: San Francisco Youth Empowerment Fund

Publication Date: May 5, 2015

Authors: Breanne Harris

The Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) is unique in the world of philanthropy primarily because it is an initiative of the City of San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth, and their Families. The funds that the young people on the YEF Advisory Board grant out come from the Children and Youth Fund which is a percentage of city tax dollars that fund children and youth programming throughout the city. Money goes directly to young people’s ideas, not as funding to already established adult-led non-profit organizations.

This is the second blog post in a three-part series showcasing youth-led philanthropy programs in the Bay Area. It takes the form of a question-and-answer format.

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