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Grants, RFPs and Other Funding Opportunities for Youth Programs

Disclaimer: DCYF's only purpose with this list is to spread awareness of funding opportunities. DCYF is not accountable for the result of any applications, solicitations, or any other actions taken on the part of any organization pursuing or offering funding.

General Websites and Resources

 Local RFPs and Funding Opportunities

Northern California Community Loan Fund's San Francisco Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program Financial Assistance Grants 
Funding Priority: The Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program provides technical and financial assistance to support nonprofits facing displacement or lease renewals at substantially higher rates amidst a volatile real estate market. Financial assistance may be used for professional services (architectural, engineering, legal); rent stipend; moving expenses; tenant improvements; and furnishings, fixtures, and equipment. 
Applications Due By October 14.
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SF Office of Economic & Workforce Development Business Development - Nonprofit Sustainability Grants
Funding Priority: The underlying objective of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative is to ensure access to quality of life resources as well as education, health and human services to residents of San Francisco. Additionally, this investment is intended to support and stabilize nonprofit businesses, which are a vital economic force in San Francisco, by helping them activate underutilized space, evaluate real estate opportunities and secure permanent affordable space.
Applications Due By September 30.
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SF Office of Economic & Workforce Development Invest In Neighborhoods Grants 
Funding Priority: Invest in Neighborhoods is designed to provide focused, customized assistance that meets the specific needs of San Francisco’s neighborhood commercial districts by leveraging existing programs from across multiple City departments and nonprofit partners. The initiative is being piloted in 25 commercial districts around the City. These 25 commercial districts have received an initial corridor assessment conducted by City agencies and community partners, a point person at City Hall to respond to community inquiries and ensure the deployment of services in the district, an opportunity to apply for small project grants from OEWD, and access to a range of other services aimed at strengthening neighborhood commercial corridors.
Applications Due By September 30.  
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SF Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) Mini-Grants
Funding Priority: YEF Mini-Grants must be created and led by youth under 18, have at least one adult ally, be financially sponsored by a community-based nonprofit organization, have a budget totaling between $1-$10k, take place in San Francisco and for San Franciscans, and have one youth leader and one adult ally attend three grantee gatherings.
Three Grant Cycles Throughout the Year. 
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Youth Funding Youth Ideas Social Justice Grants 
Funding Priority: You've had all summer to simmer those social justice thoughts. Now it's time to plan and take action! YFYI has launched over 275 youth-led projects with 2.5 Million dollars in funding since 2013. Now its YOUR turn to join the YFYI family and lead with new ideas.  
Applications Due By October 1
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Other Grant and Funding Opportunities

Amgen Foundation Non-Profit Grants
Funding Priority: The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Bank of the West Charitable Investments Program
Funding Priority: The mission of the Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments Program is to help meet the needs of the communities it serves by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. The program’s efforts focus on after-school tutoring and mentoring programs for underserved youth and young adults, job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic skills education, programs that promote civic engagement, and financial literacy.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Bridgestone Trust Fund Grants
Funding Priority: Focuses on organizations with missions supporting: education, the environment and conservation, and children's programs.
Rolling Deadline.
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Build-A-Bear Workshop Grants
Funding Priority: Charities that support very special causes, such as children's health and wellness, animals, and literacy and education.
Rolling Deadline 
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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
Funding Priority: Innovative, creative projects, and programs designed to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age.The foundation provides funding in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education. 
Letters of Inquiry Due By September 30
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Captain Planet Foundation Small Grants
Funding Priority: Captain Planet Foundation grants support hands-on environmental projects designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively create environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities.
Applications Due by September 30
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Coca-Cola Foundation
Funding Priority: Projects involving water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling, and education.
Rolling Deadline.
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David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Funding Priority: Programs involving the arts, children and youth, conservation and science, food and shelter, and population and reproductive health.
Rolling Deadline 
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Dr. Pepper Snapple & KaBOOM! Creative Play Grants
Funding Priority: KaBOOM! accepts applications on a rolling basis from child serving non-profit organizations, schools and municipalities who are dedicated to ensuring that all kids—particularly the 16 million in poverty—get balanced and active play so they can thrive. Competitive applications will benefit from and embrace the process of a community-build play space partnership.
Applications Accepted and Approved on a Monthly Basis. 
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Fender Music Foundation Grants
Funding Priority: The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. The organization is currently awarding acoustic guitars, electric guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars and the equipment necessary to play these instruments. However, other traditional music instruments are sometimes available. Traditional instruments include string instruments, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, percussion instruments, keyboards and voice. DJ equipment and computers are not available through The Fender Music Foundation.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Finish Line Youth Foundation
Funding Priority: The Finish Line Youth Foundation focuses funding on organizations that provide opportunities for youth participation in the areas of community based- youth athletic programs and camps with an emphasis on sports and active lifestyle.
Multiple Grants with Multiple Deadlines. 
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Hearst Foundation
Funding Priority: The Hearst Foundation funds: cultural institutions nationwide with a focus on youth engagement in the arts, institutions with uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society, healthcare organizations, and direct- service organizations that address the root cause of chronic poverty.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Kars4Kids Small Grants
Funding Priority: Kars4Kids funds educational, developmental, and recognized programs for youth and their families. The foundation supports educational programming, school placement, tuition assistance, mentorship programs, cultural activities, weekend retreats, religious instruction, summer camps, recreation, and guidance counseling.
Rolling Deadline. 
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LIDS Foundation
Funding Priority: The LIDS Foundation works to promote activities that engage young people in active and healthy lifestyles, as well as leadership and growth opportunities. The foundation seeks to support community-based youth athletic programs focused on active lifestyle and team-building skills.
Rolling Deadline.
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Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Funding Priority: We seek to fund projects that directly serve or impact children living in urban poverty, particularly in the areas of education, childhood health and family economic stability (including microfinance).
Rolling Deadline. 
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MLB Community Baseball Tomorrow Fund
Funding Priority: Incremental programming and facilities for youth baseball and softball programs, not for normal operating expenses or as a substitute for existing funding or fundraising activities; to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs.
Multiple Deadlines.
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Project Learning Tree
Funding Priority: Grants are awarded for service-learning projects in environmental education. Activities such as creating a native plant garden, cleaning up or improving an area of forest or stream, or recycling and other types of conservation projects are all eligible for funding.
Applications are Due September 30
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Ray Charles Foundation Grants
Funding Priority: The Ray Charles Foundation considers funding for educational programs that provide academic services to disadvantaged and underprivileged youth in the area of arts, sciences, college preparation, after school tutoring. Funding is favored for educational programs and resources for youth with hearing disorders and/or who are visually impaired or blind.
Applications Due September 30. 
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Ross Stores Foundation Grants
Funding Priority: Ross Stores Foundation provides support for youth-oriented programs and services that prepare today’s youth for a bright tomorrow. The foundation makes Corporate-Based Giving Grants in the areas of building academic achievement, life skills, competence, confidence, and character.
Rolling Deadline. 
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Safeway Foundation Grants
Funding Priority: Safeway is giving grants for groups and projects that are making a difference in their community. Grants from $1,000 to $10,000 for local projects, while regional or national programs can receive rewards of $25,000 or more. Successful applicants generally fulfill one of the four priority areas of: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Applications are on a rolling basis and must be submitted online.
Rolling Deadline.
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Union Bank Foundation
Funding Priority: The foundation's strategies for funding include educational and cultural institutions and programs that promote academic advancement, increased literacy, and fostering imaginative minds. Examples of programs include but are not limited to: scholarships, community arts education, literacy programs, and parent engagement.
Rolling Deadline 
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United Airlines Foundation
Funding Priority: The United Airlines Foundation supports initiatives that connect people, inspire creativity, and engage local communities to make a difference. There is a particular interest in projects that provide volunteer opportunities for United Airlines employees. Examples of recent grants include after-school activities, youth centers, children’s theater, girls in sports, programs to include those with disabilities, and tutoring and mentoring programs.
Rolling Deadline.
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Walgreens Corporate Charitable Giving Grants
Funding Priority: Organizations that focus on improving community access to health and wellness, civic and community outreach, and pharmacy education and mentoring initiatives. Health is the major area of focus and will receive the largest share of the budget.
Rolling Deadline.
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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grants
Funding Priority: The Hewlett Foundation makes grants in five core program areas: education, environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the Bay Area.
Rolling Deadline.
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Know of a funding opportunity we need to add to our list? Send it to Emily Davis.

Last updated: 9/21/2016 2:03:57 PM
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