Request for proposals/Request for Qualifications

Request for Proposals 2018-2023

Every five years, DCYF embarks on a three step grantmaking cycle to implement the Children and Youth Fund, the last step of which is a Request for Proposals/Qualifications. We use data, research and the expertise of proposal readers in the community to fund programs to provide quality services to young people and their families in the City.

In 2018, DCYF funded 299 proposals from 152 agencies for a total of $76.1 million from 2018 to 2023.

The proposals funded in each Service Area can also be viewed in the Programs section of our website.

The 2018-23 RFP/Q process was extremely competitive, receiving 693 proposals from 248 agencies requesting a total of $185.8 million in funding. Because of the highly competitive nature of the process, many good programs were not funded at the amount they requested and some were not funded at all. We are committed to providing as much transparency as possible regarding our deliberation process for the RFP/RFQ decisions. Use the links below to view the scores each proposal received and to access the Scoring & Deliberation Process document, which details the multiple factors that DCYF weighed in order to make decisions.

To request a printable PDF copy of proposal scores and comments, send an email to rfp@dcyf.org with your agency name and the name of any proposals for which you would like PDF score reports. For additional publicly available information about the RFP/Q results, please submit a Public Information Request to info@dcyf.org.

RFP Links