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DCYF Holds All Grantee Meeting - Check Out the Data and Take Our Survey

DCYF Director Maria Su kicks off the All Grantee meeting

On March 23 DCYF held an All Grantee meeting at Hotel Whitcomb. The goal of the meeting was to give grantees a voice in DCYF's planning and to recognize grantees as partners in DCYF's efforts. As such, grantees were presented data regarding children, youth, and families in San Francisco, and were asked to suggest long and short term solutions to improve their outcomes.

Visit this link to review the Community Needs Assessment: Early Findings presentation from the All Grantee meeting

Following the presentation, DCYF aired a video created by long-time grantee BAYCAT that featured several of DCYF's grantees and some statistics about DCYF's work.

Oversight & Advisory Committee Chair Rob Gitin

After viewing the video, grantees split into small groups based on the five goals of the Our Children, Our Families Council's Outcomes Framework:

  • Families, especially those most in need, live in a safe and nurturing environment for themselves and their children.
  • Families and transitional age youth, especially those most in need, attain economic security and housing stability for themselves and their children.
  • Children, youth and transitional age youth, especially those most in need, are physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy.
  • Children, youth and transitional age youth, especially those most in need, thrive in a 21st Century learning environment.
  • Children, youth and transitional age youth, especially those most in need, succeed in post-secondary education and/or careers paths.

DCYF will use the feedback gathered today in order to inform short and long term planning processes, and to help inform the Community Needs Assessment and Services Allocation Plan.

If you would like to offer feedback on the data from the presentation, please take the survey at this link. Hurry: the survey will close at 5pm on Friday, March 25!! DCYF will provide a summary of results from the survey and the feedback from the breakout sessions by mid-April

One of the breakout sessions at the All Grantee meeting

DCYF would like to thank everyone who attended the All Grantee meeting today. The meeting set a great tone for future engagements, and we look forward to working with all of you to make San Francisco a great place to grow up!

DCYF Releases Results from Community Input Sessions

DCYF's Roxane Caires facilitates a group at a Community Input Session

In Fall 2015, DCYF partnered with the Our Children, Our Families Council (OCOF Council) and the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) to conduct “District Meetings” in each of San Francisco’s 11 Supervisorial Districts. The purpose was to gather feedback on service needs of children, youth and their families in San Francisco. The sessions were attended by 362 individuals, including many parents, youth, community partners, and a diverse range of stakeholders.

The District Meetings informed planning processes being conducted by DCYF, the OCOF Council, and OECE. For DCYF the meetings represented the initial phase of our Community Needs Assessment (CNA), a data-gathering process required by the Children and Families First Initiative to inform our overall strategic grantmaking process in the short- and long-term. For OCOF, the sessions helped inform an outcomes framework, located here. OECE is also using the input gathered at the meetings to inform its Citywide Plan for Early Care and Education, which will be completed late this spring.

Visit this link to access the report.

Several other data collection processes are informing DCYF’s CNA, and they will be synthesized along with the findings of this report to create a comprehensive picture of the service needs of children, youth, and their families in San Francisco. If you have any questions about the report or the CNA, please contact Emily Davis.

7th Annual Youth Advocacy Day a Big Success

Youth Leaders celebrate at City Hall after a thrilling (and exhausting) Youth Advocacy Day

On Thursday, March 17 the SF Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) hosted San Francisco’s 7th annual Youth Advocacy Day. High School students representing San Francisco’s diverse communities gathered in Civic Center for a day of Youth-Led Advocacy and Civic Engagement. Youth participated in workshops and dialogues with their city’s leadership, discussing issues as critical as ‘Safety & Policing’ and ‘Sustainable Education’.

Young people register to vote during Youth Advocacy Day’s resource fair and lunch

Young people were able to hear from, and engage directly with their city’s decision makers including, SFUSD Board of Education President Matt Haney, DCYF Director Maria Su, and District 11 Supervisor John Avalos. 18 Youth Leaders from YEF, SF Youth Commission, SF Youth Works, and Coleman Advocates for Youth participated in two days of training in preparation for the day in order to facilitate workshops and panel discussions for hundreds of their peers.

Supervisor John Avalos & Youth Commission Director Adele Carpenter discuss the importance of youth voice in YAD’s ‘Youth Engagement & Activism’ panel

With the support of over a dozen volunteers from the YMCA, DCYF, and community partners, YEF was able to host the most successful Youth Advocacy Day to date for San Francisco’s most important leaders – our youth!

SF Youth Commission Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Term

The San Francisco Youth Commission is accepting applications from San Francisco residents between the ages of 12-23 to serve as Youth Commissioners for the 2016-2017 term.

The Youth Commission was created by the voters of San Francisco and is charged with standing up for the needs of all young people in the policy and legislative debates at City Hall. Whether it comes to MUNI, housing, education, juvenile justice or health and wellness, Youth Commissioners serve as authentic advisors on youth issues to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor. Youth Commissioners read laws, talk to Supervisors and the Mayor's Office, hold discussions with other young people in the community, organize events and hearings, do research on policy and write resolutions. Click here for more information and to access the application. Applications are due by April 24.

Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee March Meeting Highlights

The Children and Youth Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC) held their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 10.  DCYF Deputy Director Laura Moye presented an Overview of Additional Data Collection for the Community Needs Assessment, Service Provider Working Group (SPWG) Chair Jennifer Berger gave an update on the work of the group, and community-based organizations that serve Transitional Age Youth (TAY) in San Francisco expressed their concerns about funding for TAY. 

All of the documents that were issued to OAC members for this meeting, and at all previous OAC meetings, can be accessed
at this link. The OAC also approved the minutes from the February 2016 OAC meeting, which can be accessed at this link. The March 2016 meeting was audio recorded, and the recording may be accessed here.

The minutes from the March 2016 OAC meeting will be posted following approval at the next OAC meeting, which will take place on Thursday, April 14 at DCYF, 1390 Market, Suite 900, at 6pm. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings of the OAC - we hope to see you there!

Service Provider Working Group News

The next meeting of the Service Provider Working Group Meeting will take place on Monday, May 2 from 3:30pm to 5pm (location TBD). The most recent meeting of the SPWG took place on Monday, March 21. The notes from that meeting will be released on the SPWG page of the DCYF website. At the March meeting the SPWG decided to start meeting every six weeks over the next few months. Any non-profit organization that serves children and youth in San Francisco is welcome to attend the SPWG meetings.

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

City of San Francisco Working Families Tax Credit

Tax season is here and a $250 San Francisco Working Families Credit (WFC) is available to qualifying families that have never received this credit in the past. The WFC application deadline is April 18, 2016. If you submit your application by the deadline and are determined eligible, you will receive your WFC payment in September 2016.

Click here for more info.

Supporting Young People's Financial Capability

Over the past two years, DCYF has been working to improve young people’s financial empowerment in our youth workforce programs.  With generous funding from Cities for Financial Empowerment and Citi Foundation, DCYF has partnered with the Office of Financial Empowerment and MyPath to offer youth-specific accounts, an evidence-based curriculum and training for service providers on how to ensure that young people have the tools to get the most out of their earnings.  During the 2015 summer program, youth saved over $300,000 through the initiative, over 90% of youth had bank accounts and fewer than 5% of youth used a check-cashing site to cash their checks.  The program has recently been highlighted in a new Municipal Action Guide on Strategies to Increase Young People’s Financial Empowerment released by the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education and Families.  The initiative will continue this summer and beyond with several new city departments joining the effort.

Speaking of summer...

Summer, Summer, Summertiiiime!!

It's almost April, which means DCYF and our grantees are deep in summer planning mode. Here's what's up...

Youth Jobs+ Summer Resource Fair on March 26

Youth Jobs+ will be hosting a Summer Resource Fair for young people ages 16 – 24 who are interested in finding a job this summer.  Young people will have the chance to practice their interview skills, polish their resumes and meet with employers and employment programs to learn more about the exciting opportunities available.  Please help to spread the word.  This is also a great place for summer workforce programs to reach hundreds of youth.

Youth Jobs+ Summer Resource Fair
Saturday, March 26, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
1675 Owens Street, Suite 251
Muni: T-Line Mission Bay Stop

Click here for a flyer about the Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair
Youth and organizations must pre-register for the event:

  • Young people interested in attending the event can register HERE.
  • Organizations interested in tabling at the event can register HERE.

Questions about the Youth Jobs+ Fair? Email 

Join Us at the Bayview and OMI/E Mini-Summer Resource Fairs 

Come learn about the many summer camps and programs in San Francisco at our last two mini Summer Resource Fairs:

March 26: Carver Elementary School, 1360 Oakdale Avenue, 10am to 2pm.Click Here for a Flyer

April 9: Denman Middle School, 241 Oneida Avenue, 10am to 2pm. Click Here for a Flyer!

Speaking of Summer Resource Fairs, the Citywide Summer Resource Fair took place on Saturday, March 12 at Pier 70. Over 1,700 families attended, despite rain, terrible traffic, and the St. Patrick's Day parade.

Families check out the vendors at the 2016 Summer Resource Fair

Arts & Crafts section of the 2016 Citywide Summer Resource Fair, with DCYF's banner photobombing

DCYF would like to thank everyone who attended the Summer Resource Fair as exhibitors, attendees, bounce castle jumpers, rock wall climbers, or all of the above! We would also like to give a special shout out to the wonderful corps of volunteers; the SF Recreation & Parks Department, our partners on the event; SFUSD for helping us spread the word; the Department of Public Works for donating a street sweeper truck(!); the SF Police Department for bringing in their awesome motorcycles, and to Pier 70 Partners for letting us use their super cool space. 

If you're the early planner type, you can mark your calendar now for the 2017 Summer Resource Fair: Saturday, March 11 at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park!

Summer Programs: Free, Low Cost, and Accept Financial Aid

Work with families who are still looking for summer programming? All of the camps and programs included on the lists below were exhibitors at the 2016 Summer Resource Fair:

Free Summer Camps and Programs

Low Cost Summer Camps and Programs

Summer Camps and Programs Offering Financial Aid

Be sure to check out the SF Rec & Park Department's Summer Day Camps, which are now open for registration! Visit this link for more info.

DCYF Grantees Only: Register for the 2016 Summer Learning Conference

DCYF is excited to kick-start the summer of 2016 with a day of inspiring activities, hands on learning, and intentional skill building. Summer is a time for young people everywhere to experience youth-development all day long. Send your staff and bring your colleagues to a full day designed to lift our imaginations to transform ordinary experiences into summer magic.

The Summer Learning Conference is free to attend, but space is limited and registration is required. Click here for more info and to register!

DCYF Hiring Summer Food Program Monitor

The Summer Food Program Monitor will work at the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families under the supervision and guidance of the Child Nutrition Coordinator and Senior Program Specialist for Out of School Time/Nutrition. The Summer Food Program Monitor will be responsible for monitoring 8-10 summer lunch/snack sites for compliance with established USDA and State regulations and for administrative support for the Summer Food Service Program office.

Click here for more info and to apply. Applications are due by April 4 at 5pm.

DCYF Releases Summer Meals Application

Interested in getting FREE meals for youth in your program and community? 

DCYF is a proud sponsor of the Summer Food Service Program, a federal program that provides FREE meals to youth 18 years or younger while school is out. This year, meals will be provided from May 31st to August 12th at selected sites around the City.

DCYF will provide free lunches and/or snacks for selected sites to distribute to youth in their programs and communities while in compliance with program procedures and administrative requirements as determined by state and federal regulations. For more information about what is required of sites, please visit our FAQ page for 2016 Summer Meal Program.

To apply as a distribution site, please complete the online application by visiting:

The deadline to complete the Summer Food Program Application is Thursday, March 31st at 5:00pm. Sites will be notified of their status on Friday, April 8th.

Questions can be directed to

City's New Summer Activity Guide is Live!

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The City's new online summer activity directory is live! Check it out at this link.

The online summer resource directory will bring activities and resources for San Francisco children and youth together into one comprehensive, user-friendly website. The resource directory will be publicized throughout the City via schools, libraries, summer resource fairs, and other channels. 

  1. Ensure your organization's activities are listed in the directory by either filling out this form ( or emailing with programming details.
  2. Help spread the word to other activity providers you know through 1:1 emails, collaborative presentations, etc. Here's a talking point and FAQ document - the last page of which is a simple printable flyer to hand out at meetings. 
  3. Help spread the word to parents, caregivers and others who could benefit from using the directory using this triligual flyer
  4.  Continue to send ideas on ways the Activity Guide can better meet the community's needs: 

A big thank you to everyone who has already entered data into the site, and for helping spread the word!

The summer resource directory is project of the Our Children, Our Families Council, a joint initiative of DCYF, SFUSD, the Mayor's Office and other City departments.

Connect with DCYF!!

Our Tweets rock. Follow us@SF_DCYF.

Our Facebook page is pretty stellar too. 
Additional Highlights, Events, and Announcements 

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Workshops, Trainings, and Meetings 

DCYF Grantees: Visit the Technical Assistance & Professional Development Page for the latest DCYF sponsored opportunities.

Children's Council of San Francisco offers a series of workshops throughout the year. Click here for their latest schedule.

Free Online Tools: Child Abuse Prevention Month California Kick-Off Webinar
March 29, 2016
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Challenging Behaviors in Youth - Strategies for Intervention Webinar
March 29, 2016
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How to Attract More Attendees to Your Events
March 31, 2016
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Ableism, Intersectionality, and Disability Justice: An Interactive Dialog
March 31, 2016
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"Getting it Done!" Results Oriented Social Service Team Management
April 1, 2016
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10 Emerging Trends in Digital Communications and Fundraising Webinar
April 6, 2016
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Vicarious Trauma and the Importance of Self-Care
April 8, 2016
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Touch & Movement: Foundations of Connection
April 9, 2016
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Using Visual Tools to Promote Inclusion
April 12, 2016
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Building Justice in the Fillmore/Western Addition
April 13, 2016
Click Here for More Information

Social Emotional Skills: Setting the Groundwork for Restorative Practices
April 14, 2016
Click Here for More Information

Supporting Families of Children with Disabilities
April 15, 2016
Click Here for More Information

Annual Meeting of Parents of Public Schools of San Francisco
April 20, 2016
Click Here for More Information

Family Economic Success: Helping Families to Access Employment & Training Resources
April 21, 2016
Click Here for More Information

The Balanced Literacy Club: Emergent Literacy Workshop
April 26, 2016
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Mindfulness - As a Counseling Tool Webinar
April 26, 2016
Click Here for More Information

Alliance for Girls' 4th Annual Conference: Year of the Girl
April 27, 2016
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Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification Training
April 29, 2016
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Creative Advocacy: Kick Off to Mental Health Awareness Month
April 30, 2016
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Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Webinar for Nonprofits
May 5, 2016
Click Here for More Information

Funding the Next Generation's 2nd Statewide Conference 
May 9, 2016
Click Here for More Information

Understanding Ourselves to Work Effectively in a Diverse Community  
May 10, 2016
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Autism - Strategies for Self-Regulation Webinar  
May 10, 2016
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Family Economic Success: Helping Families to Access Basic Resources  
May 24, 2016
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Family Economic Success: Helping Families to Access Basic Public Health Benefits & Programs  
May 24, 2016
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Understanding & Supporting Families with Mental Health Issues  
June 10, 2016
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San Francisco Standards for Promoting Economic Success Certification Training  
June 16, 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!

New! Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program 
Funding Priority: Grants awarded for projects in five domains: Healthy Behaviors; Community Safety; Built Environment; Social/Economic Factors; Environmental Exposures.

Applications Due April 15.
Click here for more information

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

American Honda Foundation Grants  
Funding Priority: Y
outh education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.
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

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 
Click here for more information   

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.
Rolling Deadline.
Click here for more information

Coca-Cola Foundation  
Funding Priority: Projects involving water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling, and education.
Rolling Deadline.
Click here for more information

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 
Click Here for More Information 

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 

Easton Sports Development Foundation Grants

Funding Priority: The Easton Sports Development Foundation strives to promote and maintain the viability of archery by growing the sport as a mainstream activity at the state, regional, and national level.   
Applications Due April 1.
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. 
Click Here for More Information 

 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. 
Rolling Deadline. 
Click here for more information

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. 
Click here for more information

James Irvine Foundation   
Funding Priority: Increase the number of low-income young people who complete high school on time and earn a post-secondary credential by age 25.

Rolling Deadline.
Click here for more information

New! 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.
Click here for more information

Mazda Foundation Education Grants    
Funding Priority: The Mazda Foundation awards grants to programs promoting education and literacy, environmental conservation, cross-cultural understanding, social welfare, and scientific research.
Applications Accepted between May 1 and July 1.
Click here for more information

New! McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants   
Funding Priority: The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic, and creative abilities of children from low-income households. Eligible applicants are employed by schools or nonprofit organizations, have direct and regular contact with low-income students in prekindergarten through grade 12, have the background and experience to complete the project successfully, and are willing to work in collaboration with the foundation.
Applications Due April 15.
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for more information

National Endowment for the Arts ART WORKS Grant Program   
Funding Priority: To deepen and extend the arts' value, including their ability to foster new connections and to exemplify creativity and innovation, we welcome projects that: Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art; Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other advances in the field. 
Deadlines Vary.
Click here for more information

National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Grants   
Funding Priority: Support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. 
Applications Due by April 14.
Click here for more information

New! National Environmental Education Foundation Greening STEM Integration Grants   
Funding Priority: The National Environmental Education Foundation, with major funding support from the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas, is offering funding for teachers, afterschool programs, and nature organizations for projects that support the integration of Greening STEM into current or new programming or curriculum. 
Applications Due by April 5.
Click here for more information

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 Accepted Between May and September 30.
Click here for more information

New! Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Innovation Grants   
Funding Priority: The foundation awards Innovation Grants to small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations (annual revenues of less than $1 million) working to help underprivileged youth (0-25 years old) reach their full potential. Funding is intended to support untested, uncommon, and otherwise unconventional ideas and practices that lead to breakthrough results in supporting underprivileged youth in the foundation’s specified service areas.        
Accepted Due April 29.
Click here for more information

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. 

Click here for more information

San Francisco Foundation RFP: Mobility Mentor Collaborative for HOPE SF Transitional Age Youth
Funding Priority:
The purpose of this solicitation is to identify a service provider or collaborative group of service providers who will partner, design and ramp up a strategy to engage disconnected TAY living in HOPE SF communities that will dramatically increase economic mobility. Whereas individual agencies may apply for this RFP, HOPE SF, in keeping with its collective impact approach, encourages joint proposals from agency collaboratives that will work together to achieve the goal of improving the economic outcomes and mobility of HOPE SF young adults.
Proposals Due by April 15.
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for more information

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.
Click here for more information

World of Children Education Award    
Funding Priority: The Education Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to the education of children thus providing them the platform from which to become fully productive members of society. Our Award honors this courageous leader at an annual awards ceremony and grants them funds to elevate their work.
Nominations Due by April 1.
Click here for more information

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