Intermediary Supports

Our Intermediary grant program provides support to nonprofit organizations that play a critical role in strengthening the capacity of youth-led social change efforts across the state of Connecticut. For the purposes of this grant program, PFF defines an “intermediary” as an organization providing services, training, or expertise that strengthens the knowledge, skills, infrastructure or collaborative efforts of the youth-led social change field. Grants in PFF’s Intermediary grant program are by invitation only. If you are engaged in work that feel is aligned with our values, please send an introductory email to Program Associate Mercedes MacAlpine at 

We prioritize support for organizations that address the documented capacity gaps of Connecticut’s youth-led social change
field, including but not limited to:

  • Providing youth leaders with holistic supports, including developing systems to address their social-emotional health and well-being.
  • Training and coaching on effective principles and practices of grassroots organizing.
  • Developing coalitions and networks that enhance collaboration and enable shared strategic action among youth-led social change groups.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be based in Connecticut and have a track record of working in under-resourced communities.
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to, and understanding of social justice and youth organizing approaches.
  • Embrace an authentic “youth-adult partnership” model.
  • Work in partnership with PFF grantee partners.

Youth Organizing

Critically conscious youth development