Child and youth participation resource guide

Basics of child and youth participation


Mobilizing resources

Ashoka’s Citizen Base Initiative
Ashoka’s Citizen Base Initiative aims to change the way non-profit agencies mobilize resources. It promotes a shift from reliance on a small group of international and government donors to a diversified base of local support. The section on creative resourcing contains information on local fundraising and other useful tools for generating and sustaining local resource mobilization.

Canadian International Development Agency
CIDA’s mandate is to support sustainable development in developing countries to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. The website has a section on child protection that includes descriptions of programmes and a list of publications. The site includes CIDA’s Action Plan on Child Protection and information on youth participation pilot projects.

European Foundation Centre
The EFC library collection contains some 1,500 books and more than 2,000 documents on foundations and corporate donors active in Europe. Lists of funding directories and books on fundraising are available at this site.

Foundation Center
This site provides comprehensive and well-organized information on funding organizations in the US. It offers directories on thematic areas and an online newsletter. features information and resources on supporting youth in philanthropy and volunteerism.

This site provides a directory of charitable grant makers in the US. It includes information on US-based foundations, their funding priorities and applications requirements.

Freechild Project
The Freechild Project website features information on youth involved in grant-making foundations and philanthropy, with many links to other related organizations.

Funders Online
This site offers access to the websites of more than 750 foundations and corporate donors based in Europe.

International Youth Foundation
IYF works in 70 countries and territories to improve the conditions and prospects of young people. IYF grants are disbursed through national partner organizations. The website provides information on grants and partnerships.

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
NORAD’s main objective is to contribute to international cooperation to fight poverty. NORAD promotes children’s rights and children’s participation. The website includes information on NORAD’s support to civil society organizations.

Resource Alliance
Resource Alliance is an international network working to build the capacity of not-for-profit organizations to mobilize funds and local resources for their causes. This is achieved through training, knowledge-sharing and networking activities worldwide. The website contains information on
resource mobilization techniques, news, case studies, contacts and links.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
SIDA’s goal is to contribute to poverty reduction, peace and security in the world. The website contains information on SIDA’s priorities, ways of working and a section on grant applications. SIDA supports programmes to promote children’s human rights.

Synergos Institute: Global Philanthropy and Foundation Building
The Global Philanthropy and Foundation Building website focuses on strengthening the institutional and financial capacity of grant-making foundations and other private social investment organizations to support local efforts to reduce poverty, increase equity and advance social
justice. The section on knowledge base provides information on foundation formation, resource mobilization and endowments. The site has separate sections on Internet resources with links to other grant-making organizations and alliances and directories of resource organizations by region. Its South-East Asia directory includes Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines and provides details on grant-giving local organizations and their priorities.

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