The Caregiving Youth Institute is made possible by an initial grant fron the Schmidt Family Foundation,  a charitable foundation that provides grants to local non-profit 502(c)3 organizations that meet as a way to give back to the community which entrepreneurs and philantropists Charles E. and Dorothy F. Schmidt
were a part of for so many years.

"The Schmdt Family Foundation is honored to support the American Association of Caregiving Youth in the establishment of the Caregiving Youth Institute."  said Richard L. Schmidt, chairman of the Schmidt Family Foundation.  "This advancement is a tremendous step forward in the mission to shine a light on the challenges of caregiving youth, an underrecognized healthcare issue not only in our community, but across the nation."