GHCF Invites You to Youth Philanthropy on the Road
Southwest Conference * Houston, Texas
Saturday, May 2, 2015 * 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

GHCF has partnered with Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC), a leading national organization committed to developing, enhancing, and catalyzing youth philanthropy across the country, to bring a new and unique regional conference to Houston on May 1st & 2nd. With the support and guidance from YPC and our Program Chairs, Ernie and Stephanie Cockrell, Youth Philanthropy on the Road is coming to Houston as the first stop on their cross-country road trip!

This day-long multi-generational conference will be a chance for families and youth from the Southwest region to learn from each other about youth in 
philanthropy. The program is geared toward families with children/grandchildren ages 6-21. Click here for more information (including Friday Night at the Museum!) and to register.

Greater Houston Fund to End Homelessness Releases
Youth Survey Results

The Greater Houston Fund to End Homelessness (GHFEH), one of GHCF's community impact funds, is proud to release the results of YouthCount 2.0 – a ground-breaking survey of homeless youth in Harris County. YouthCount 2.0 provides the first-ever comprehensive look into youth homelessness in the greater Houston area. The survey was made possible by a 2014 grant of $90,851 from the GHFEH to the University of Houston. Through a joint effort between the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and the UTHealth School of Nursing, 436 homeless youth were identified and surveyed over a four-week period in late 2014. The surveys yielded a wealth of data on youth homelessness for the Houston area. Click
here for an executive summary of the survey results.

The survey results are intended for use by practitioners, donors, lawmakers, and nonprofit providers in the greater Houston area to understand and address the complex issue of youth homelessness including identifying strategies for prevention and improvement of service delivery to homeless youth.

The Fund to End Homelessness, established in 2013, offers individual donors and foundations a strategic way to collaborate for catalytic philanthropy. Fund contributors chose to focus specifically on youth homelessness for its grantmaking after a significant period of donor learning exercises, research and dialogue with community homeless service providers. The GHFEH will utilize these survey results for community education and future strategic grantmaking. For additional information about the YouthCount 2.0 or to join the Fund to End Homelessness donor network, contact Rachelle Moody at rmoody@ghcf.org.


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