Our Grantmaking Cycle
In 1991, San Franciscans made a historic commitment to the City’s children and youth: the Children and Youth Fund, the nation’s first dedicated fund for services for young people and their families.
Our mandate is to implement the Fund to achieve four citywide results:
all children and youth are supported by nurturing families and communities
all children and youth are physically and emotionally healthy
all children and youth are ready to learn and succeed in school
all youth are ready for college, work and productive adulthood
We engage deeply with San Francisco’s communities to realize this vision. Every five years, we embark on a three step planning process:
Community Needs Assessment (CNA)
Services Allocation Plan (SAP)
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Together, our community-based organizations fulfill San Francisco’s mandate for the Children and Youth Fund. We collect data on 17 indicators of community well-being throughout the funding cycle to evaluate our collective impact on the four results.