Children’s Rights Innovation Fund (CRif)

The Children’s Rights Innovation Fund (CRif) is a grant-making fund and donor learning community. They aim to reinvigorate and transform the global children’s rights field by building power with youth activists and their allies.

In partnership with funders, youth activists, practitioners, and allies, CRif cultivates innovation and collaboration to dismantle the root causes of children’s vulnerability and strengthen the root drivers of their well-being.

As part of their work, CRIF is committed to:

  • Mobilising resources and moving money to youth activists: Catalysing new investments in the power of youth activists and their allies—organised around a series of thematic containers to drive action and new thinking
  • Shifting philanthropic practice: Centring and trusting in the dreams, lived experience, visions, and leadership of children and youth, through participatory grant-making and other innovative practices.
  • Driving narrative change: Sharing more nuanced stories about the impacts of systemic violence, oppression, deprivation, and poverty on young people’s lives.
  • Strengthening accountability to children and youth: Building a dynamic funder community dedicated to solidarity and learning, rooted in a powerful constituency of children and youth, and working courageously at the intersection of youth power, organising, and children’s rights.