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San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families

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Hello and Happy 2016 from DCYF!

First off, a few stories we released last Friday:

DCYF Releases Results of Transitional Age Youth Request for Proposals  

In November of 2015, DCYF released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Transitional Age Youth Services. The RFP sought proposals for two strategy areas:

STRATEGY 1: THE COLLABORATIVE MODEL
Lead agencies coordinate a collaborative effort to improve educational and employment outcomes for disconnected TAY ages 18-24, building on existing agency, partner and community resources.

Grants were awarded to:

 

STRATEGY 2: TAY INNOVATION FUND
Multiple grants available ranging from $50,000-$100,000 designed to address gaps or barriers in existing TAY services. 

Grants were awarded to: 

 

DCYF received 58 applications for the RFP asking for a total of $17.6 million, and ultimately awarded a total of $2.64 million.

We would like to thank everyone who applied for this groundbreaking RFP, and we look forward to working with our new grantees!

RSVP for the Inaugural Meeting of the Service Provider Working Group 


The inaugural meeting of the Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee's Service Provider Working Group (SPWG) will take place on Thursday, January 28th from 3:30-5pm at DCYF (1390 Market Street, 9th Floor).  Service providers who currently receive funding from DCYF, service providers who have never received funding from DCYF but currently provide services for children and youth, and service providers who have received funding from DCYF in the past and currently provide services for children and youth are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting. 

The agenda for the meeting will include:

  • Discussion of the structure and goals for the SPWG
  • DCYF presentation on the Community Needs Assessment process, timeline and initial results 
  • Identification of next steps for the creation of SPWG working groups

If you would like to attend the meeting, please RSVP to Jennifer Berger, SPWG's Chair, at jberger@kidsclub.org or at (415) 445-5420. 
 
Click here for more information about the SPWG.

Exhibitor Registration Opens for Citywide Summer Resource Fair


The 2016 Summer Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 10am to 2pm at Pier 70, 420 22nd Street, in San Francisco. 

The Summer Resource Fair is a free, family-oriented event that showcases the multitude of summer camps and other programs for young people in and around San Francisco. Over 150 exhibitors will be on hand with information about programs and camps for every age group, from toddlers to teens to and everything in between.

Summer camps and programs: Visit this link to register to be an exhibitor at the Fair
! There is no charge to be an exhibitor.

Two things to note: there will be no electrical outlets or Wifi access at Pier 70. Please plan accordingly!

If you have any questions about the Summer Resource Fair, please send an email summerfair@sfkids.org.

DCYF Releases Request for Proposals for Summer Food Services Vendor


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DCYF has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit qualified food service management companies (either commercial enterprises or non-profit organizations) that are interested in the procurement, preparation and delivery of high-quality, nutritious and unitized:

A. Lunches from June through August for use in the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in San Francisco and suppers from August through May for USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

B. Snacks from June through August for use in the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and school-year snacks from August through May for USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Qualified food service management companies will be selected to implement the services described above. The selected organization will work closely with DCYF both before and after the program’s duration to ensure that all systems are in place to stay in compliance with federal, state and local regulations regarding SFSP, CACFP and food safety standards.

Click Here to Access the RFP.*

*Please note, registration is required in order to access the RFP. DCYF will only use registration information to contact registrants in the unlikely event that changes that are made to the RFP.

Visit this link to access the Q&A for the RFP. Please note, the question period for the RFP is now closed, and DCYF will no longer accept questions.

Proposals are due by February 4.

Visit DCYF's Technical Assistance and Professional Development Portal for Upcoming Trainings!


Visit our Technical Assistance and Professional Development Portal to find training opportunities for the staff at your DCYF-funded agency! Here are some examples of trainings coming up next month. Registration for each of the classes will open a month prior to the class:

Have questions about our Technical Assistance and Professional Development Portal? Contact Bryant Tan.

DCYF Releases Strategy-Level and 2015 Comprehensive K-8 Summer Learning Year End Reports


DCYF's Data and Evaluation team has released Strategy-Level Reports and year-end reports for our 2015 Comprehensive K-8 Summer Learning grantees. 

The Strategy-Level Reports include demographic information about program participants, rates of participation based on residence, and program performance measures. Strategy-Level Reports were issued in the following areas: The Summer 2015 Year-End Reports provide detailed information on key aspects of programs, include a summary of information reported by each program in DCYF's Contract Management System (CMS) and in DCYF-administered surveys. The reports are designed to provide an overall snapshot of each program, and including information to support program evaluation, planning, and reporting.

Click Here to Access the 2015 Summer K-8 Out of School Time Year End Reports

The Data and Evaluation team is currently finishing up similar reports for SFUSD middle schools, and will create reports for SFUSD elementary schools in the spring of 2016.

If you have any questions about DCYF's Data and Evaluation work, contact Sarah Duffy, DCYF's Data & Evaluation Manager.

Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee January Meeting Highlights



The Children and Youth Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC) held their monthly meeting on Thursday, January 14. The meeting primarily focused on DCYF's Community Needs Assessment Data Presentation, which was led by DCYF Deputy Director Laura Moye and Data & Evaluation Coordinator Roxane Caires. 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 December 2015 OAC meeting, which can be accessed at this link.

The OAC also recognized the passing of OAC member Patty Siegel. Patty was an influential, passionate, longtime advocate for quality childcare and early education. The OAC and the DCYF staff offer our deepest condolences to Patty's family, and we would like to thank Mayor Lee for proclaiming December 21 as "Patty Siegel Day" in San Francisco. 
Visit this link for an article that ran in SFGate with more information about Patty's life and legacy.


Patty Siegel

The minutes from the January 2016 OAC meeting will be posted following approval at the next OAC meeting, which will take place on Thursday, February 11 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!

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

Register Now for the Bridging the Bay Conference 



Over 500 after school professionals from seven Bay Area counties will come together on January 30 for a day of learning, networking and collaboration at Balboa High School. The conference will include workshops designed for administrators, program coordinators, grant managers, and front line staff, along with outstanding entertainment chosen from the Bay Area's finest youth performers!

Click Here to Register!

San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative Workshop 



On Saturday, February 27 the San Francisco Pathway to Citizenship Initiative will hold it's annual Citizenship Workshop at Bill Graham Auditorium. Immigration attorneys and legal representatives will offer free naturalization assessments, application preparation and documentation packaging, naturalization application review and more!

Visit this link for more information.

Volunteers are needed for this event! Volunteers are asked to work shifts between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to help with registration, crowd control, application assistance, language services, form filling, and a host of other duties.  No prior experience is required - just a desire to help out.  Volunteers will be trained before the event. Interested individuals should register online using the volunteer link. We especially need bilingual volunteers and immigration legal experts. Food provided.  Please share with your networks!

Connect with DCYF!!


Our Tweets rock. Follow us@SF_DCYF.

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

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Workshops, Trainings, and Meetings 

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

Free Online Tools: Webinar: Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social & Emotional Learning
January 27, 2016
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Discovering the "Value" in Evaluation
January 28, 2016
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The Millenials - How to Understand, Manage, and Gain Rapport with Generation Y
January 29, 2016
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10th Annual ECE Leadership Conference
January 30, 2016
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Supporting Families to Address Bullying in Schools
February 3, 2016
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Understanding and Supporting Families with Adverse Childhood Experiences
February 12, 2016
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Share Your Nonprofit's Impact Through Stories
February 25, 2016
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Promoting Your Nonprofit in the Media
March 15, 2016
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Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification Training
April 29, 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 GetEdFunding.com - 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

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 

New! 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 February 1 and 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 

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 


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 


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

HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants 

Funding Priority: Activities funded by these grants are limited to: reclaiming and recycling vacant property; beautification, place-making, and community arts projects; homeowner and business façade improvement programs; neighborhood broadband/Wi-Fi; and gap financing for economic development projects. 
Applications Due February 9. 
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


MAXIMUS Foundation Grants   
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.
Applications Due January 31.
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

New! 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

New! Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Grant    
Funding Priority: The Innovation Generation grant (IGG) program is designed to increase students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and/or increase engagement in STEM career pathways. Grants will support innovative and hands-on STEM programs that serve elementary through university students and teachers in the United States. 
Applications Due by March 2. 
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

New! 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

National Endowment for the Arts "The Big Read"    
Funding Priority: The Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs that encourage reading and the participation of diverse audiences. Organizations selected to participate in The Big Read receive a grant, access to online training resources and opportunities, digital guides, and promotional materials designed to support widespread community involvement.
Applications Due January 27, 2016
Click here for more information

NASDAQ Educational Foundation Grants    
Funding Priority: Classroom and extracurricular programs at the high school, college and university level, teacher training, and professional development for adults. May also include the creation of new educational materials.
Letter of Inquiry Due by February 1, 2016. 
Click here for more information

President's Committee on Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards    
Funding Priority: After-school and out-of-school-time arts and humanities programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations; educational institutions (e.g., preschools; elementary, middle, and high schools; universities; and colleges), arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities are encouraged to consider submitting an application. 
Applications Due by February 2, 2016. 
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

New! SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Grants    
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. 
Applications Due February 4.
Click here for more information

San Francisco Foundation
Funding Priority: The San Francisco Foundation funds programs in the following areas: arts and culture, community development, education, and environment. 
Deadlines Vary.
Click here for more information


New! Saucony Run for Good Program
Funding Priority: All proposals must demonstrate that the grantee will conduct programs that increase participation in running in order to positively impact the lives or participants. Participants of these programs must be 18 years of age or younger. 
Applications Due by February 1.
Click here for more information


Staples Community Giving Grants    
Funding Priority: Staples stores provide charitable donations to nonprofit organizations engaged in educational and youth focused projects and events. If your organization fits within the focus area, visit your local Staples store and speak with the general manager about how they can support your CBO. All decisions are evaluated by the manager and made at the manager’s discretion. The stores are able to donate eligible products to help with administrative needs and supplies.  
Rolling Deadline.
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


New! 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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