Making San Francisco A Great Place to Grow Up. 


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


Youth Advocacy Day 2019

Youth Advocacy Day (YAD) is an all-day event committed to youth empowerment and civic engagement for San Francisco’s youth. It is a day in which high school students have the opportunity to meet with city leaders and public officials to share their thoughts, concerns, and questions about issues they care about as young people. Youth Advocacy Day is a unique educational experience for youth to take ownership over their civic lives. This year, we will honor the legacy of SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi who was an avid participant of Youth Advocacy Day and will be remembered as a champion of youth and fearless advocate of justice.

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Meet the DCYF Family at 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 Bayview/Dogpatch on May 5 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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DCYF Grantees: Register for Educating the Black Child Luncheon

Edutainment for Equity in partnership with DCYF is hosting a conversation with with Dr. Shawn Ginwright. Shawn Ginwright is a leading national expert on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development. 

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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.