The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation Youth Development program seeks to improve young people’s life trajectories.  Grants provide opportunities for underserved children, youth and their families to participate in a broad range of services and activities to inspire, inform and enhance their lives.  The goal of this program is to help engage a harder-to-reach segment of the youth population and address critical service gaps.  In order to have a focused impact, the foundation has chosen to concentrate its resources geographically in the Mid-Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Youth Development is the foundation’s only open application program area.