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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 funding opportunities. DCYF is not accountable for the result of any applications, solicitations, or any other actions taken on the part of any organization pursuing or offering funding.

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Local RFPs and Funding Opportunities

San Francisco Arts Commission Grants - 2018
Funding Priority: The San Francisco Arts Commission offers an array of grant opportunities for San Francisco-based small to mid-sized arts non-profits and individual artists.
Proposals Due October 25, 2017
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San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education Eastern Neighborhoods IPIC Capital New Development Grant
Funding Priority: The San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) in partnership with the San Francisco Human Services Agency (SF-HSA) is making funding available to qualified early care and education operators, within the Eastern Neighborhoods area plan boundaries, to increase the number of early care and education slots for 0-5 year olds available to San Francisco families.
Proposals Due October 16, 2017 through May 1, 2018
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Other Grant and Funding Opportunities 

Academic Enrichment Grant 
Funding Priority: The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.
Rolling Deadline.
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American Honda Foundation Education Grants
Funding Priority: The American Honda Foundation supports education with a specific focus on the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); the environment; job training; and literacy. It engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs, and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, scientific, humanistic, and innovative.
Rolling Deadline.
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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. 
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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. 
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Bridgestone Trust Fund Grants
Funding Priority: Focuses on organizations with missions supporting: education, the environment and conservation, and children's programs.
Rolling Deadline.
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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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Build it with KaBOOM! 
Funding Priority: KaBOOM! supports organizations that build playgrounds for children and youth to ensure they have the opportunity to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. KaBOOM! grants support community-inspired projects that engage the larger community in all aspects of project planning and playground build execution. Build it with KaBOOM! Grants provide the facilitation and support of an extended planning process to create a permanent play structure. Rolling Deadline.
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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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Common Heritage Preservation Grants 
Funding Priority: he Common Heritage Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards grants to support the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming that explores materials as a window on a community’s history and culture.
Rolling Deadline.
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Community Action Grants 
Funding Priority: AAUW (formerly American Association of University Women), through its Community Action Grants Program, provides funds for innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on kindergarten through grade 12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievement in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, and to those projects that seek community partners such as local schools or school districts, businesses, and other community-based organizations.
Rolling Deadline.
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Community Grants
Funding Priority: The Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation supports programs in arts, community, education, environment, health care, and peace.
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 play space partnership.
Applications Accepted and Approved on a Monthly Basis. 
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Educational Assistance and Training Programs 
Funding Priority: The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) encourages the creation and expansion of learning experiences and opportunities at the primary, secondary, and higher education levels, particularly for minority and disadvantaged students. Areas of special interest to CICF include educational and training programs designed to improve literacy, teach basic life skills, promote good citizenship and public services, and increase reading, mathematics, and science proficiencies.
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. 
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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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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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Hertz Giving 
Funding Priority: Hertz Global makes grants in the areas of education, environment, safety, and travel. Within the area of education, the foundation prioritizes early childhood literacy programs and mentoring programs for college students.
Rolling Deadline. 
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InterConnection Computer Grants 
Funding Priority: InterConnection offers used desktops and laptops to provide technology training, health care, education, and job training to underserved populations. Interested applicants may request up to 20 computers.
Applications are due March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 15, annually. 
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Jan Stauber Grant 
Funding Priority: The Beacon Society Jan Stauber Grant provides needed financial assistance to persons and organizations developing literacy programs and other educational experiences that will introduce young people to Sherlock Holmes.
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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Lifting Lives Grant 
Funding Priority: ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, offers ACM Lifting Lives Grants that support music education programs in schools, especially for students who are at risk and underserved; start-up music programs for kindergarten through grade 12; projects that prevent dissolution of music education in schools; and artist-in-residence programs.
Rolling Deadline.
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Mazda Foundation Education Grant 
Funding Priority: The Mazda Foundation supports programs that range from children's organizations and educational scholarships to food banks, environmental programs, and crucial disaster relief efforts. The foundation awards grants to programs promoting education and literacy, environmental conservation, cross-cultural understanding, social welfare, and scientific research.
Rolling Deadline.
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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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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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SCA Grants 
Funding Priority: Sony Corporation of American and its operating companies offer funding to programs that support education and creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills that are necessary for tomorrow’s workforce.
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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Sports Equipment Grants 
Funding Priority: Good Sports is a nonprofit organization that partners with sporting goods manufacturers to provide equipment, apparel, and footwear to programs in need that engage disadvantaged young people in sports activities.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Tensor Women and Mathematics Grants 
Funding Priority: Tensor Women and Mathematics Grants support projects designed to encourage college and university women or high school and middle school girls to study mathematics.
Rolling Deadline.
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The Harry Chapin Foundation Education Grant 
Funding Priority: The mission of the Harry Chapin Foundation is to support organizations that have demonstrated their ability to dramatically improve the lives and livelihood of people by helping them to become self-sufficient. The foundation focuses its grant making on community education programs, arts-in-education programs, and agricultural and environmental programs.
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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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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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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Last updated: 10/16/2017 6:50:50 PM
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