Supporting San Francisco’s children, youth, transitional age youth, and their families.
DCYF Grantees: Apply for DCYF University
DCYF has embraced a holistic approach to Capacity Building and Professional Development by creating DCYF University, a multilevel system for training and support specifically for DCYF grantees. Now in its second year, DCYF University provides opportunities for grantee staff and entire programs to become a “specialists” by delving deep into specific subject matter. 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.
Applications Open for Play Streets SF
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!
Free Summer Meals in San Francisco
Over 70 sites in every San Francisco neighborhood will offer free lunches and afternoon snacks to children and youth ages 18 and under every Monday through Friday from June 5 to August 16. No proof of need, registration, or identification is required in order to receive a lunch or snack. The only requirement: arrive at a designated site during any open site’s serving time. All sites will be clearly marked with large exterior banners. You can also look for the official Summer Meals poster, which is in the image above. The poster was created by Sabrina, the winner of SFUSD's High School Summer Meals Poster Contest! Learn More →
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.
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.