Most of the services provided by the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families are done through the department’s grant making function. The primary source of funding for grants is the Children’s Services Allocation Fund. Grants through this fund are generally for three years. The current contract period runs from July 2010 to June 2013. A second source of grant funds is the City’s General Fund. These grants can be offered at various times.
Both public and private agencies receive funding through various Department of Children, Youth & Their Families grants. The organizations that receive funding to provide services are vital partners in achieving the DCYF goals. Learn more about DCYF grants. Read more
San Francisco is home to some of the most effective, culturally competent health care for adolescents in the nation. View a list of other funding opportunities. Read more.
All DCYF funded organizations are required to meet Minimum Compliance Standards, and to strive for High-quality Standards. To help meet these requirements, DCYF provides professional development training for grantee directors and staff. DCYF also requires grantees to attend All Grantee Meetings, to meet each other, share best practices, and discuss methods of collaboration. Read more.
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