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Upcoming DCYF Funding Opportunities

DCYF is excited to announce a number of upcoming funding opportunities. Here is a breakdown of what to expect and when, in chronological order:

1.    African American Empowerment Collaborative RFP: The African American Empowerment Collaborative (AAEC) is a community-driven approach to achieving better outcomes for high need, multiple system involved African American youth and families. AAEC will weave together evidence-based practices through a culturally competent collaborative across the following five core areas: workforce, education, family support, health and wellness, and violence prevention.

  • RFP Release Date: August 1st, 2016 – Currently Open
  • RFP Due Date: August 15th, 2016 by 5pm

Access the RFP Here.

2.  Community Grants RFP: In 2014 San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition C, which reauthorized the Children & Youth Fund and mandated an RFP process for addbacks. Addbacks are funds that the Board of Supervisors reallocates after initial cuts to the overall citywide budget have been made. The Board of Supervisors completes the addback process during Budget and Finance Committee meetings in June of each year, followed by full Board and Mayoral approval of the citywide budget. Starting in fiscal year 16-17 DCYF will issue a Community Grants RFP to allocate addback funds through a competitive process. 

DCYF is confident that the Community Grants RFP will prove a transparent, effective process that will address community needs through strong programming. We hope to have final funding decisions completed by November 2016 for one to two year grants that will begin on July 1, 2017.

  • RFP Release Date: August 29th, 2016
  • RFP Due Date:  September 12th, 2016 by 5pm

DCYF will announce the release of the RFP via our usual methods: on our website, in a special edition of this newsletter, and on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

3.    DCYF Opportunity Fund: DCYF staff is currently developing an Opportunity Fund, one of the exciting CBO Capacity Building components of our growth implementation plan. The DCYF Opportunity Fund is a pool of dollars independent of DCYF’s standard RFP awards. Through an application process overseen by department staff, current grantees will be able to apply for one-time funds to address unbudgeted emergency or capacity-building needs such as software upgrades, staff training, emergency facility issues, conference attendance (including travel and lodging expenses) and more. Stay tuned for more details!

  • First Round Application Due Date: Targeting December 1, 2016

4.    Five-year Planning Cycle RFP: DCYF will issue a large RFP as part of our five-year planning cycle in the summer of 2017, following the completion of the Services Allocation Plan (SAP). Stay tuned for more information in the coming year.

We aim to make San Francisco a great place to grow up, and we look forward to your creative ideas through each of these processes.

San Francisco's Activity Guides Are Ready for the School Year

Looking for an after school program? The best place to start is the Our Children, Our Families Council (OCOF) After School Activity Guide.

The OCOF launched a summer pilot of the Activity Guide earlier this year with the goal of creating a "one stop shop" for San Francisco families to find summer camps and programs. Based on the success of the pilot, OCOF updated the Activity Guide for the school year. Currently the site features over 1,400 after school activities! 

Run an after school program that needs to be in the guide? There is no charge to post your program on the Activity Guide website!  Please contact, or call (650) 399-7731. 

Another amazing resource for after school programs: Children's Council's 2016 After School Guide! The guide features information on San Francisco-based after school programs for youth age 18 and under. Programs listed operate 4–5 days per week and typically provide care for 3–4 hours after the school day is over.

DCYF Grantees: CMS, CMS, CMS! 

'Tis the season for Data! 

Dearest grantees, here's yet another reminder that all fiscal year 2015-16 participant and attendance data, as well as any remaining invoices, must be entered into the CMS by 5:00pm on Monday, August 15th. If you have any questions about this, please contact your Program Specialist or Xavier Morales at 415-554-9519.
Need a refresher course on the CMS? We've got you covered:
CMS Beginner Training
Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Location:  Controller’s Office Training Room - 1 S. Van Ness Ave, 8th Floor, San Francisco
This training is open to all programs across all strategies, and will cover CMS basics to familiarize program staff with data entry into the system and some basic troubleshooting tools. Specific topics include creating participant records, setting up activities, taking attendance and running simple reports. It is not necessary to have a CMS user account to attend this training as we will be using sample user accounts to make sure all trainees are on the same page.
There are only 21 spots available for the training, so please limit attendance to one staff person per program. Program duplicates will be removed from the training roster and only the first staff person that registers from your program will be kept on the list.
Click Here to Register.
CMS Intermediate Training
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Location:  Controller’s Office Training Room - 1 S. Van Ness Ave, 8th Floor, San Francisco
This training is open to all programs across all strategies, and will cover CMS basics to familiarize program staff with data entry into the system and some basic troubleshooting tools. Specific topics include creating participant records, setting up activities, taking attendance and running simple reports. It is not necessary to have a CMS user account to attend this training as we will be using sample user accounts to make sure all trainees are on the same page.
There are only 21 spots available for the training, so please limit attendance to one staff person per program. Program duplicates will be removed from the training roster and only the first staff person that registers from your program will be kept on the list.
Click Here to Register.

Have questions about the training sessions, or anything data related? Give Xavier a call at 415-554-9519, or email him at

Summer Jobs Connect - Building Financial Capability Through a Summer Job

Staff of summer youth workforce programs learn about the success of Summer Jobs Connect

In 2014, San Francisco was selected as one of five cities to receive funding from Citi Foundation and Cities for Financial Empowerment to embed financial capability strategies into summer youth employment programs through an effort known as Summer Jobs Connect. The goals of the initiative are to pay young people through direct deposit, get young people to have sound savings and checking accounts, teach them about money management, and help them set and reach their savings goals. DCYF partnered with MyPathUS to coordinate research and providing curriculum, training and support to agencies, and with the Office of Financial Empowerment in the Tax & Treasurer’s Office to serve as a conduit to financial institutions.
Summer 2016 – Focus on Sustainability and Expansion
This summer, the partnership focused on bringing in new agencies and continuing to improve on the program model with the goal of embedding the model into our year-round youth workforce programs.
Outcomes to date:
  • 28 programs involving 23 agencies are currently participating in the initiative, serving over 1400 youth.
  • Over 80% of youth have set a savings goal, collectively totaling over $550,000.  Average amount – 40% of wages.
  • 25% of youth are saving for college’; 18% for a laptop; 10% for shoes/clothing for school.
  • Approximately 700 new accounts have been opened at SF Federal Credit Union to-date
  • Youth are now tracking their savings and learning about money management with the new MyPath Online Money Management App
DCYF and its partners would like to thank all of the agencies and staff for their hard work in helping young people get on a sound financial path:
  • Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
  • Buchanan YMCA
  • Cal Academy
  • Cal Lawyer for Arts
  • Community Youth Center
  • Enterprise for High School Students
  • Exploratorium
  • Horizons Unlimited
  • Jamestown
  • JCYC
  • JVS
  • Life Learning Academy
  • New Door Ventures
  • Old Skool Cafe
  • OMI/Excelsior Beacon
  • Public Utilities Commission (Project Pull)
  • San Francisco Conservation Corps
  • Sunset District Community Services
  • United Way
  • Vietnamese Youth Development Center
  • Young Community Developers

SF Youth Empowerment Fund Accepting Applications for School Year Funding

The San Francisco Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) awards $125,000 annually in mini-grants supporting projects initiated and led by youth citywide. Young people in San Francisco can apply for up to $10,000, 3 times a year, to fund their unique ideas and vision addressing important community issues and need.

All YEF Mini-Grants Must:

  • Be created and led by youth under 18
  • Have at least one adult ally
  • Be financially sponsored by a community-based nonprofit organization
  • Have a budget totaling between $1-$10k
  • Be in San Francisco and for San Franciscans
  • Have 1 youth leader & 1 adult ally attend 3 grantee gatherings

Visit this link for more information and to access the application.

Check Out and Share the Just for (You)th Page on the DCYF Website

Youth volunteers from Bay Area Community Resources at the Summer Resource Fair

If you visited the DCYF office this summer you were probably greeted by Je'Meshia Wade, DCYF's Summer Administrative Intern. Je'Meshia is a native San Franciscan, an SFUSD graduate, and a former MYEEP participant and Project Coordinator. Given her skills, experience, and intimate knowledge of what young people need to thrive in the City, DCYF asked her to create the Just for (You)th Page of the DCYF website, which includes a wealth of information about  getting into and paying for college, health and wellness resources, job and volunteer opportunities, and much more!  

Je'Meshia Wade

Je'Meshia is a student at Chico State University, and will be leaving us on August 19 to start her fall classes. The DCYF family will miss her a lot and we wish her a wonderful, successful school year!

Office of Economic & Workforce Development's Nonprofit Initiative

In early August Lex Leifheit, Nonprofit Business Development Manager for the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) gave a presentation to DCYF staff about OEWD's Nonprofit Initiative. If you run, work for, or care about a nonprofit organization in San Francisco, read on: 

OEWD’s nonprofit initiative is delivering a variety of services to support the health of the City’s nonprofit sector, which includes over 6,935 organizations representing over 119,746 jobs (17 percent of the City’s workforce). A few aspects of the initiative:

A Single Point of Contact for Nonprofits
OEWD’s nonprofit sector manager serves as a single point of contact, proactively reaching out to local nonprofits to educate them about available resources and connecting nonprofits to technical assistance and financing resources available from the City and partner providers.

Supporting Real Estate Assistance
OEWD’s initiative connects nonprofits with available real estate assistance resources, including the Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Fund administered by the Northern California Community Loan Fund (NCCLF). The nonprofit sector manager has referred nonprofits to the fund and tracks progress and outcomes for organizations that have received assistance. OEWD also assists nonprofits searching for space to expand within San Francisco, who are not eligible for assistance through the mitigation fund.

Exploring Multi-Tenant Spaces
 In collaboration with partners at the Mayor's Office of Housing & Community Development, NCCLF, and the Arts Commission, OEWD is exploring the possible models for a multi-tenant nonprofit office space, including models involving the acquisition of private office space or using existing City-owned buildings.

Building Partnerships
OEWD worked with other City stakeholders to advise on a recent regional survey of Bay Area nonprofits led by a group of Bay Area foundations. The survey results were released on March 9, and indicated that many San Francisco nonprofits are concerned about displacement. OEWD has also engaged with developers interested in providing nonprofit office space, referring them to nonprofits seeking space. Finally, OEWD is also working with professional service providers interested in providing pro-bono programs or services to assist nonprofits.

Moving Forward – Adaptive Strategies, Responsive Spaces
OEWD's fiscal year 2016-17 and 2017-18 budgets include funding for the following new programs that will be made available to non-profits:

  • Nonprofit Space Investment Fund: A new Nonprofit Space Investment Fund, seeded with $4.25 million over two years, that will provide critical financial support to nonprofits for acquisition of permanent space.
  • Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program: The Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program will address short- and medium-term challenges nonprofits are facing by providing grants for one-time costs to help nonprofits navigate space transitions and activate underutilized space. The $1.5 million investment will also help 100 nonprofits build skills related to shared space planning and evaluation through workshops and small-group consultation.
  • Nonprofit Accelerator Program: $295,000 is dedicated to create the Nonprofit Accelerator Program for nonprofits that seek to increase effectiveness or improve their financial health through partnership. For many nonprofits, the path to long-term stability and greater impact has included strategic restructuring such as co-location, administrative service partnerships and joint programming.

Questions? Contact Lex!
Lex Leifheit, Nonprofit Business Development Manager
415.554.6959 Direct

Next Oversight & Advisory Committee Meeting: September 12 

The next meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC) will take place on
Monday, September 12 at 1390 Market, Suite 900, at 6pm. The OAC will hold officer elections, and the managers of DCYF's funding teams will give a presentation about their work. All OAC meetings are open to the public, and all of the documents that are issued to OAC members can be accessed at this link

If you would like to learn more about the OAC, visit this link or contact Emily Davis: or 415.554.8991. 

First 5 San Francisco Names New Executive Director

Ingrid Mezquita

DCYF would like to congratulate Ingrid Mezquita, the new Executive Director of First 5 San Francisco! Mezquita, a San Francisco native who was raised by Salvadorian immigrant parents in the Mission District, started her career at Mission Neighborhood Centers creating systems for education, mental health, and family support. Ingrid has served as a Senior Program Officer at First 5 for several years, and lead the pioneering Preschool for All Initiative.

DCYF looks forward to our continued work with you and First 5 to make San Francisco a great place to grow up!

First 5 Executive Director Laurel Kloomok, center, received a Certificate of Honor from the Board of Supervisors for her work in the community 

DCYF wishes a fond farewell and happy retirement to Laurel Kloomok, our partner for many years and a tireless advocate for children and families in San Francisco.

On August 2, Mission Neighborhood Centers announced that a classroom in their beautiful new Centro de Alegría Child Development Center will be named after Kloomok. A wonderful tribute to a true champion of the children, youth, and families of San Francisco!

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Additional Highlights, Events, and Announcements 

Click on the title of the announcement and the article will open in a new window. Agencies in bold are DCYF grantees! 

Workshops, Trainings, and Meetings 

From Bystander to Witness: Your Rights When Documenting Injustice
August 16, 2016
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Developing and Sustaining an Effective Parent Advisory Committee
August 19, 2016
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10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for NGOs
August 23, 2016
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Integrated Learning Specialist Program Fall 2016 Sessions

September 2016
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September 3-9, 2016
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Family Economic Success: Helping Families to Access Basic Needs Resources
September 9, 2016
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IEP Development & Dynamics: Make Sure Your Voice is Heard 
September 10, 2016
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Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification Training
September 16, 2016
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Adolescent Health Working Group Provider Conference: LGBTQQIA Youth Health & Wellness  
September 23, 2016
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Case Management: Understanding and Supporting Families with Domestic Violence Issues 
September 23, 2016
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Finding Assets to Employment in Children with Disabilities
September 29, 2016
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Management: Improving Performance and Organizational Tasks for Social Service Agency Leaders
September 30, 2016
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10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for NGOs
October 11, 2016
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WorldWideWomen Girls' Festival
October 15, 2016
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Through Disconnected Eyes
October 18, 2016
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Grants, RFPs and Other Funding Opportunities for Youth Programs  

Disclaimer: DCYF's only purpose with this list is to spread awareness of these funding opportunities. DCYF is not accountable for the result of any applications, solicitations, or any other actions taken on the part of any organization either pursuing or offering funding. 

Check out the California AfterSchool Network's List of Funding Resources!
Sign up for a free account at - tons of funding opportunities!
Have a Twitter account? Follow @GrantQuest - lots of grants opportunities for nonprofit organizations!

Amgen Foundation Non-Profit Grants 
Funding Priority: The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work.  
Rolling Deadline.
Click Here for More Information

Bank of the West Charitable Investments Program  
Funding Priority:
The mission of the Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments Program is to help meet the needs of the communities it serves by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. The program’s efforts focus on after-school tutoring and mentoring programs for underserved youth and young adults, job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic skills education, programs that promote civic engagement, and financial literacy.
Rolling Deadline.
Click Here for More Information

Bridgestone Trust Fund Grants 
Funding Priority: F
ocuses on organizations with missions supporting: education, the environment and conservation, and children's programs.
Rolling Deadline.
Click Here for More Information

Brittingham Family Foundation
Funding Priority: The Brittingham Family Foundation is a private foundation whose goal is to be an enlightened community partner by supporting education, arts, social services, youth, health, and the environment.  
Rolling Deadline
Click Here for More Information

Build-A-Bear Workshop Grants 
Funding Priority: 
 Charities that support very special causes, such as children's health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.
Rolling Deadline 
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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood  
Funding Priority: Innovative, creative projects, and programs designed to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age.The foundation provides funding in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.
Applications are due by September.
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Captain Planet Foundation Small Grants

Funding Priority: Captain Planet Foundation grants support hands-on environmental projects designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively create environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities.
Applications Due by September 30.
Click Here for More Information 

The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation
Funding Priority: The foundation funds educational institutions, services to the homeless, and public and private school education. Recent grants were used to fund tutoring programs and learning centers, literacy intervention and family literacy programs, and technology and special needs programs.
Applications Due by August 15.
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Coca-Cola Foundation  
Funding Priority: Projects involving water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling, and education.
Rolling Deadline.
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David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Funding Priority: Programs involving the arts, children and youth, conservation and science, food and shelter, and population and reproductive health. 
Rolling Deadline 
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Dr. Pepper Snapple & KaBOOM! Creative Play Grants
Funding Priority: KaBOOM! accepts applications on a rolling basis from child serving non-profit organizations, schools and municipalities who are dedicated to ensuring that all kids—particularly the 16 million in poverty—get balanced and active play so they can thrive. Competitive applications will benefit from and embrace the process of a community-build playspace partnership.  
Applications Accepted and Approved on a Monthly Basis. 
Click Here for More Information 

Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation
Funding Priority: The Erich and Hannah Sachs Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for economically and educationally disadvantaged individuals and families. The foundation makes grants in the areas of education, after-school programs, affordable daycare, health, counseling, job training, and low-income housing. Priority is given to organizations that support economic and educational opportunities in low-income, inner-city neighborhoods and rural areas.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Fender Music Foundation Grants 
Funding Priority: The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice. DJ equipment and computers are not available through The Fender Music Foundation.
Rolling Deadline. 
Click Here for More Information 

Finish Line Youth Foundation 

Funding Priority: The Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the areas of community based- youth athletic programs and camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle. 
Multiple Grants with Multiple Deadlines. 
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Flush Transphobia Fund 

Funding Priority: Third Wave’s Flush Transphobia Fund is a rapid response fund that supports the leadership of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth of color and low-income youth to respond to anti-trans bathroom bills and similar legislation.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Hearst Foundation 
Funding Priority: The Hearst Foundation funds: cultural institutions nationwide with a focus on youth engagement in the arts, institutions with uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society, healthcare organizations, and direct- service organizations that address the root cause of chronic poverty.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Kars4Kids Small Grants    
Funding Priority:
Kars4Kids funds educational, developmental, and recognized programs for youth and their families. The foundation supports educational programming, school placement, tuition assistance, mentorship programs, cultural activities, weekend retreats, religious instruction, summer camps, recreation, and guidance counseling. 

Rolling Deadline.
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LIDS Foundation   
Funding Priority:
The LIDS Foundation works to promote activities that engage young people in active and healthy lifestyles, as well as leadership and growth opportunities. The foundation seeks to support community-based youth athletic programs focused on active lifestyle and team-building skills. 

Rolling Deadline.
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Maximus Charitable Foundation   
Funding Priority: The goal of the MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation is to award grants to organizations and charities that help disadvantaged individuals achieve self-sufficiency and personal growth, particularly those programs serving youth. Eligible projects include child abuse support and prevention, child hunger and nutrition services, and enrichment and education programs.
Application Deadline Varies.

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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation    
Funding Priority: We seek to fund projects that directly serve or impact children living in urban poverty, particularly in the areas of education, childhood health and family economic stability (including microfinance). 
Rolling Deadline.
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MLB Community Baseball Tomorrow Fund    
Funding Priority: Incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities; to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.
Multiple Deadlines.
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National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant Program   
Funding Priority: The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. 
Applications Due September 12.
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NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant   
Funding Priority: The goal of the Program is to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.
Applications Due August 15.
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Opus Community Foundation   
Funding Priority: The Opus Community Foundation strives to help improve in the areas of affordable housing, education, financial literacy, community health and human services, community revitalization, workforce development and job skills training, safety net services, and the arts.
Rolling Deadline.
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Project Learning Tree
Funding Priority: Grants are awarded for service-learning projects in environmental education. Activities such as creating a native plant garden, cleaning up or improving an area of forest or stream, or recycling and other types of conservation projects are all eligible for funding.

Applications are Due September 30.
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Ray Charles Foundation Grants   
Funding Priority: The Ray Charles Foundation considers funding for educational programs that provide academic services to disadvantaged and underprivileged youth in the area of arts, sciences, college preparation, after school tutoring. Funding is favored for educational programs and resources for youth with hearing disorders and/or who are visually impaired or blind. 
Applications Due September 30.
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Ross Stores Foundation Grants   
Funding Priority: Ross Stores Foundation provides support for youth-oriented programs and services that prepare today’s youth for a bright tomorrow. The foundation makes Corporate-Based Giving Grants in the areas of building academic achievement, life skills, competence, confidence, and character.  
Rolling Deadline. 
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Safeway Foundation Grants    
Funding Priority: Safeway is giving grants for groups and projects that are making a difference in their community. Grants from $1,000 to $10,000 for local projects, while regional or national programs can receive rewards of $25,000 or more. Successful applicants generally fulfill one of the four priority areas of: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Applications are on a rolling basis and must be submitted online.
Rolling Deadline. 

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Seneca Foods Foundation  
Funding Priority: 
The Seneca Foods Foundation offers grants focused on providing resources that enable young people to become productive and independent members of their communities. The foundation makes grants in the areas of education, employment, and youth development. Funding should focus on the following priorities: preschool and kindergarten through grade 12 programs that address improved academic achievement for at-risk students; prevention of early drop-out, career counseling, improved decision-making and life coping skills; and programs that enable youth to gain skills that help them become independent and improve their access into society. Proposals for youth development funding should emphasize leadership, life skills, and enrichment programs; support for youth in crisis and at risk for abuse; and adult mentorship.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Shape Up San Francisco Micro-Grants
Funding Priority: Help shine a spotlight on chronic disease prevention by activating a week of activities that celebrate healthy eating and active living. Shape Up SF will offer micro-grants for partners to plan an event/activity at part of Chronic Disease Prevention Week.
Applications are Due September 6.
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Sparkplug Foundation
Funding Priority: The Sparkplug Foundation funds start-up organizations and new projects of established organizations in music, education, and community organizing. The educational focus for this organization is to support projects that deal with the whole student, and with learning as a community activity.
Applications are Due September 23.
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Sprint Foundation   
Funding Priority: Sprint Foundation makes a huge impact where it is needed most, supporting hundreds of organizations every year that focus on education, arts and culture, youth development, community development and disaster relief.
Rolling Deadline.
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Standard Charitable Foundation    
Funding Priority: It funds organizations that foster strategic learning initiatives to better prepare children for success. It emphasizes programs that strengthen the quality of education, early childhood education, and workforce development.
Rolling Deadline.
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Start A Snowball, Inc. Grants    
Funding Priority: Start a Snowball, Inc. is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring kids of all ages to engage in philanthropic and community service activities. We believe that even just one child with the right intentions and support can start a project that seems small in the beginning and eventually grows or “snowballs” into something that inspires an entire community with widespread benefits to the world around them. In order to help kids kick off their philanthropy efforts, we offer funding to act as “seed money” of up to $100 for projects taken on by individuals or organizations.
Rolling Deadline.
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The Stewart J. Rahr Grant   
Funding Priority: General grant, focused on making a positive investments.
Rolling Deadline.
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Union Bank Foundation 
Funding Priority:
 The foundation's strategies for funding include educational and cultural institutions and programs that promote academic advancement, increased literacy, and fostering imaginative minds. Examples of programs include but are not limited to: scholarships, community arts education, literacy programs, and parent engagement. 
Rolling Deadline
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United Airlines Foundation    
Funding Priority: The United Airlines Foundation supports initiatives that connect people, inspire creativity, and engage local communities to make a difference. There is a particular interest in projects that provide volunteer opportunities for United Airlines employees. Examples of recent grants include after-school activities, youth centers, children’s theater, girls in sports, programs to include those with disabilities, and tutoring and mentoring programs.   
Rolling Deadline.
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Voya Foundation
Funding Priority: The Voya Foundation is especially interested in programming that empowers individuals, particularly young people and minorities, to take control of their financial futures through education, financial literacy, and financial planning. The foundation is committed to supporting and improving education for youth in kindergarten through grade 12, especially children in under served areas or facing economic disadvantages.
Applications are Due September 9.
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Walgreens Corporate Charitable Giving Grants    
Funding Priority: Organizations that focus on improving community access to health and wellness, civic and community outreach, and pharmacy education and mentoring initiatives. Health is the major area of focus and will receive the largest share of the budget.
Rolling Deadline.
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Waste Management Charitable Contributions Program 
Funding Priority: Waste Management, Inc. supports environmental and science education programs, such as science fairs and Earth Day projects targeting middle and high school students. There is also interest in proposals to preserve and enhance natural resources. Local facilities may identify and support other causes that are important to the immediate community.

Rolling Deadline.
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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grants    
Funding Priority: The Hewlett Foundation makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the Bay Area.
Rolling Deadline.
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