A new non-profit organization, Allies for Children will work to build a unified and powerful voice for children across all sectors of society. Allies will advance the understanding of the needs of children, serve as a convener to ensure that those needs are foremost in policy deliberations at the local, state and federal levels, and advocate for legislative, administrative and community action for children.

Initial funding for Allies for Children has been made possible through grants and support from the Heinz Endowments, The Grable Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, United Way of Allegheny County and from individual board members of Allies for Children.