Dates of the Project: October 2010 through March 2012
Field of Work: Vulnerable Populations
Problem Synopsis: Boys and men of color and from low-income communities face unique educational, health, and social challenges. If grantmakers who focus on helping this population become better educated about these marginalized males and their communities, they can better highlight and address their specific issues.
Synopsis of the Work: Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families developed an initiative called Healthy Men, Healthy Communities, a collaborative network of funders interested in helping marginalized males and their communities.
Since 2010, the initiative has hosted learning events, developed key relationships with related stakeholders and government agencies, and disseminated information about the initiative and its efforts through e-newsletters and reports designed to highlight the needs and challenges facing this population.
Key Results: Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families: