we trusted in the vision of children and youth activists—and invested in their power?

we fostered a community unafraid of experimentation and shared risk?

we collectively reimagined the rulebook for children’s rights philanthropy?

Children’s Rights Innovation Fund

Shifting power. Driving systemic change. Making children’s rights real.


A focus on root causes

We know that lasting change cannot be achieved by working around the edges. We confront the root causes of children’s vulnerability—such as racism, anti-Blackness, colonialism, and other systemic oppressions—and strengthen the root drivers of their wellbeing and power. 

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Learning Community

We offer an open invitation for funders to learn alongside children and youth activists, invest directly in their leadership, and leverage collective resources and momentum.

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We are catalyzing new investments in the power of children and youth activists and their allies—with a series of thematic portfolios to drive action and new thinking.

About CRIF

We are a collective challenge to reinvigorate and transform the global children’s rights field by building power with youth activists and their allies.

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decolonize! Call for Proposals!

The CRIF 2022 decolonize! Call for Proposals is currently open and will remain open until May 9th. Learn more about how the grant was created, what it funds, and how to apply!