Eric Braxton
Executive Director


  • Public opinion and advocacy
  • Health and wellness
  • Juvenile justice
  • Mental health
  • Civics
  • Safety and violence
  • Low-income students
  • Social networks
  • Student activism
  • Student life

Eric Braxton is the executive director of the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing. Braxton’s involvement in youth organizing began at the age of 19 when he helped found the Philadelphia Student Union and served as its executive director for ten years. The Student Union continues to be a leader in organizing public high school students to transform their schools. At FCYO, Braxton has been instrumental to incubating new funding initiatives to support grassroots community-led organizing, including FCYO’s Healthy Communities initiative, which supports youth organizing groups addressing the root causes of childhood obesity. He has supported numerous foundations in developing youth organizing programs that align with foundation goals.