Partnership for After School Education

The pressure exerted by growing demand for youth programs and services against a contracting supply of government funding requires staff, board and volunteers to think differently about fundraising.

This new funding climate requires organizations to adopt a new set of fundraising activities focused on diversified funding streams and a strong internal culture of philanthropy. Through a capacity building contract, PASE provides professional development, resources, and best practices in fund development for organizations with DYCD contracts.

Current Program

Strengthening Organizations’ Fund Development Planning – Fund Development Institute for DYCD Contracted Organizations

November 2021-May 2022

This five session institute along with individualized coaching and follow-up is designed to address the challenges inherent in creating a diversified and sustainable fundraising plan and involves senior leadership in building a culture of philanthropy and developing strategies for resource diversification. Participants learn practical, field-tested strategies and tactics that can be easily replicated and expanded to suit organizational needs and size.

“My ability to talk about our diversified funding and the flexibility it allows to meet programming needs creatively, as opposed to being tied 100% to contract mandates, has been invaluable and allowed me to pitch the importance of general operating support and program support to individual and institutional funders.” Cohort Participant 2020

How to Apply

Applications have closed for the current program. New applications to be released in Fall 2022.


Looking for specific support in fund development? PASE can provide tailored consultation services to address fundraising challenges unique to your organization. If interested, please contact your DYCD Program Manager.