Don’t Cut Kids: An Update on the Federal Budget and Children

Thursday, December 1, 2011 -
7:30am to 11:00am EST
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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It’s well known that investing in the health and well-being of children now will pay huge dividends down the road, from both social and economic perspectives. For too long, however, children have been more of an afterthought in the federal budget process, rather than a focus. As a result, children are the beneficiaries of an ever-narrowing slice of federal spending. According to Kids’ Share 2010, a First Focus commissioned report by The Brookings Institution and The Urban Institute, children received less than one dime of every dollar of total federal outlays in 2009, or $334 billion out of $3.5 trillion

Join Philanthropy New York, Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF), and NYC Youth Funders for a thought-provoking forum that will shed light on the negative impact the proposed 2012 Federal Budget will have on children and families at the federal, state and local levels.


  • Up-to-date information about programs likely to be cut, detailing the number of children and families affected
  • Results of polling data about the public’s level of support for children’s programs
  • Strategies to protect children’s programs, as well as an alternative vision for a federal budget that reflects the needs of children and families.
  • Recommendations and suggested messaging points for how foundations can take action to ensure that key programs remain intact.


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All interested funders.


Registration is required by November 29th. No fee.

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