YVP Funder Collaborative


The Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) Funder Learning Collaborative is a network of businesses, foundations, government agency funders, and key experts formed to share knowledge, identify funding gaps and promote dialogue to help funders and businesses coordinate and strategically align their efforts to increase their impact on youth violence in Boston.

The YVP Collaborative takes a public health approach to youth violence prevention and is focusing its initial efforts to ensure adequate funding support to five communities along the Blue Hill Avenue corridor: South End/Lower Roxbury, Dudley Square, Grove Hall, Bowdoin/Geneva, & Morton/Norfolk.

The work of the YVP Funder Learning Collaborative is driven by shared financial commitment from sustaining leaders: State Street Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley.

Click here to learn more about resources and knowledge products developed by the YVP Collaborative. 


Upcoming Events

Funder Investment Meeting

When: Thursday, April 17, 2014 

Join funders and practitioners for a unique opportunity to hear updates directly from leaders in Mayor Marty Walsh's administration, including Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross of the Boston Police Department, and Trinh Nguyen, Director of the Office of Jobs and Community Service. Participants will get a comprehensive overview of the trends in youth violence in Boston and learn about the city's violence prevention plans, which include embracing a meaningful employment strategy that support the Collaborative's Career Pathways Framework. The meeting will also include time for a discussion and offer the opportunity for Q&A with speakers.  

To learn more about the Funder Investment Meeting, email YVPFC@rootcause.org.