Friday, July 12 * 11:00 AM eastern

The challenges facing children, youth, and families are experienced by the whole family. When economic insecurity or mental health challenges are experienced by a child or a parent, the effects are felt by everyone in the family. Trauma and inequity are too-often carried from generation to generation. If our aim is to improve the lives of children and create a more equitable world, a multigenerational approach is effective. Policies and programs that understand and embrace a multigenerational approach build on full-family strengths, explore the roots of problems, and bring comprehensive solutions to the table.

Join the Children, Youth & Family Funders Roundtable and Ascend at the Aspen Institute for a discussion of funder strategies that build multigenerational approaches in both program and policy. Together, we’ll discuss:

  • Examples of multigenerational strategies in both programmatic and policy funding
  • Issue areas with whole-family momentum
  • Areas ripe for investment
  • Internal and process changes funders made when switching to a multigenerational strategy
  • How to start


  • Paula Collins-Sammons, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Marjorie Sims, Ascend at the Aspen Institute
  • Nicole Witherbee, John T. Gorman Foundation

Learn more and register here!