Nov 17 2023

Sustainable Approaches to Funding Out-of-School Time Programs: Out-of-School Time Monthly Field Convening

Grantmakers for Education


November 17, 2023, 12:00 pm ET

Resources from Afterschool Alliance:

Resources from Children’s Funding Project:

Resources from City of Denver:

  • One-page brief with the results from Denver’s recent community needs survey. If anyone wants to see the survey questions, contact Maxine directly (maxine[dot]quintana[at]denvergov[dot]org).

  • Youth Program Locator: Allows you to pull data from it to map in a variety of ways. Denver uses the Child Well-Being Index to identify areas with multiple obstacles for success.  They use this map to provide bonus points for organizations that are working directly in the darker shaded communities, since those are the communities with the most need. They also have an interactive map where you can turn on different layers of this data, including where programs are located.

  • Example of how Denver shares its program data & outcomes.

  • Denver’s marijuana, vaping, and opioid curricula come from the YESS Institute and are available on-line here. There is also a facilitator’s guide for how it can be used in person with a group of youth. 

Additional resources from the chat:


As the sunset of the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund & American Rescue Plan funding nears, practitioners, policy leaders, and funders alike are concerned about the sustainability of youth-serving programs. Join the Afterschool Alliance, the Children's Funding Project and other field leaders to discuss different approaches and funding sources providers and communities can access to sustainably fund high quality OST programs. This program will build on the suggestions in these recent fact sheets: Funding Out-of-School Time Programs—Now and in the Future and Leaders and Champions: The Role of Funders in Strategic Public Financing.


  • Sarah Eicher, Cost Modeling Coach, Children’s Funding Project

  • Erik Peterson, Senior Vice President of Policy, Afterschool Alliance

  • Maxine Quintana, Director of Out-of-School Time Initiatives, City of Denver


About the Series

Join the EdFunders Out-of-School Time Impact Group for an ongoing conversation with funders, practitioners and other field leaders centered on learning about and with the out-of-school time sector, focusing on essential issues in OST now and in the future. Each video call will dive into a specific content area, challenge, and/or opportunity for the field and feature experts in the sector and philanthropy.

Register once for the ongoing series and join as your schedule allows. Already registered? We’ll send you a reminder of your meeting access beforehand.

Calls are scheduled from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET on the third Friday of each month.

See video and resources from past calls in the event archive.


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