Supporting San Francisco’s children, youth, transitional age youth, and their families.


The DCYF Opportunity Fund - Application deadline is June 1.


The DCYF Opportunity Fund is now open. Applications are due by Saturday, June 1, 2019, 5PM PST. The Fund  addresses unexpected, unbudgeted grantee needs that arise during the course of a normal funding cycle. Learn More →

DCYF University Applications


DCYF University Applications are live this week! Please encourage your to attend the information sessions and apply if interested. This is a fantastic professional development opportunity! Learn More →

2019 Sunday Streets


DCYF is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Sunday Streets series! Sunday Streets are fun, free events that empower residents to transform their streets into car-free community spaces where kids can play, seniors can stroll, organizations can connect, and neighbors can meet. The next Sunday Streets will take place in Sunset/Golden Gate Park on June 9 from 11am to 4pm. We’re partnering with Play-Well TEKnologies to host a massive LEGO build, and we’ll hook you up with useful info and cool sunglasses.

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2019 -2023 Request for Proposals Sports and Physical Activity and Connective Services


DCYF released the 2019-2023 Request for Proposals. Grants awarded through the RFP will fund programming in two Service Areas: Enrichment, Leadership & Skill Building (ELS): Sports and Physical Activity and Mentorship: Connective Services. To view the RFP results, visit here. DCYF funded 14 program proposals in the amount of $1,342,000 across 13 agencies for 2019-2023. Learn More →

Looking for a Summer Program? Start Here!


DCYF funds more than 60 summer programs for children in grades K-8 in every neighborhood in the City. Summer programs help mitigate summer learning loss and ensure that children and youth, particularly from working families, have enriching, safe, and fun options during the months school is not in session. Check out our list of summer program grantees to find one that works for you!

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San Francisco Youth Commission Applications are now Open!


 The Youth Commission would appreciate your help in spreading the word on the Youth Commission Applications. They are doing a second round of intentional outreach for young people and want young people’s voices front and center advocating for their needs and hopes for change.Eligibility: between 12 and 23 years, a San Francisco resident, and someone who has an understanding of the needs of young people in San Francisco, or experience with children and youth programs or youth organizations, or involvement with school or community activities. Learn More →

Applications Open for Play Streets SF


Play Streets SF empowers San Francisco residents to transform their block into an accessible, car-free open space on a regular basis for children, seniors, and neighbors to enjoy.

With a mission to create healthier, more connected and resilient communities, Play Streets SF provides residents from across San Francisco with all the basics they need to reclaim their street for community, health, and connection from hassle-free permitting to free safety equipment, outreach tools, and play equipment.

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Connect with DCYF


Give us a shout out! The story of the DCYF Family is the story of how our grantees make San Francisco a great place to grow up. We want to partner with your program to amplify and share your stories. We want to be sure you are connected to everything DCYF offers and does in the community.


Today’s students.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

In 1991, San Franciscans made a historic commitment to the City’s children and youth: the creation & implementation of the Children and Youth Fund, the nation’s first dedicated fund for services for young people and their families.


FY2017 - 2018 Citywide and district DATA

SF Investments in Youth

The DCYF Service Reports by Supervisorial District include data points about the programs DCYF funds in each district and information about the children and youth these programs serve. Each report includes demographic information, the amount of funds allocated to programs, and the types of programs DCYF funds in each district. The reports also include "Program Spotlights" that describe the work of particular DCYF grantees that run programs in each district.