YouthBuild USA conducts studies and reporting systems to track hate crimes and what they term “hate incidents.” Youth Build is related to AmeriCorps and awards staff with AmeriCorps education awards. 
YouthBuild USA’s roots began in 1978 as the Youth Action Program under Dorothy Stoneman as a coalition of non-profits that became a nationwide advocacy group in 1988 as the YouthBuild Coalition. The stated goal was to help students and young adults with education and job placement, especially from low income backgrounds.
In 1994, the Department of Housing and Urban Development dispersed $40,000,000 in federal grants through YouthBuild USA. By 2006, YouthBuild USA was moved under the Department of Labor with the authorization of the Workforce Investment Act.   The Youth Build federal program is currently controlled by and under contract with the U.S. department of Labor.
Currently there are 260 operations in the US and 81 programs across 21 countries abroad which are funded by federal, state, and local government in the United States. 
Youth Build USA receives funding from federal, state, and local levels. YouthBuild advocates for its own funding through bills such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. 
Congress granted $42.5 million in 2000 and $60 million in 2001 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funding also flows from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  The YouthBuild Coalition founded in 1988 alongside YouthBuild USA was formed to advocate to Congress for federal funding which has totaled over $400 million between 1993 and 2002. 
YouthBuild USA signed two contracts totaling $3.1 million with a consultancy called TenSquare. 
Communities Against Hate Initiative
YouthBuild USA is part of the Communities Against Hate Initiative, a project of the Open Society Foundations that supports left-wing organizations involved in documenting and reporting acts and rhetoric hostile to various demographic groups.  YouthBuild received a $95,700 grant from Open Society Foundations to support the tracking of “hate incidents” by Boston Public Schools teachers.  Other groups involved include Center for Community Change; Color of Change; Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network; Hollaback!; Muslim Advocates; National Council of La Raza; National Network for Arab American Communities; New York City Anti-Violence Project; Southern Poverty Law Center; and Transgender Law Center. 
YouthBuild USA receives significant funding from both government and private sources, including a number of liberal institutional foundations and corporate philanthropies.
Four federal US agencies have given grants to YouthBuild USA since its inception including the USDA, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State.   Other government organizations who have donated to YouthBuild USA are also direct affiliates, including AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service.