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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.

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 Local RFPs and Funding Opportunities

SF Adult Probation Department Community Recidivism and Crime Prevention Services Grants 
The San Francisco Adult Probation Department is seeking non-profit organizations to provide community recidivism and crime reduction services for its clients and other justice involved San Francisco residents. Services must be designed to enable persons to whom the services are provided to refrain from engaging in crime, reconnect with their family members, and contribute to their communities.
Applications Due By December 19.
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San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) Workforce Services RFP 
OEWD seeks applications from single organizations or collaborative partnerships that can effectively innovate on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program model and provide data driven, customer centered, high quality services for jobseekers and the local business community. 33 individual program areas are described in detail in the RFP and cover a comprehensive array of services for adults, young adults, and businesses.
Bidders Conference on December 14, Applications Due By January 19. 
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Other Grant and Funding Opportunities 

Afterschool Alliance and Dollar General Literacy Foundation Afterschool Literacy Award 
Funding Priority: The Afterschool Alliance and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are once again looking for outstanding afterschool programs that have demonstrated excellence providing literacy support to help improve students’ reading, writing and critical thinking skills. This year, the award focuses on afterschool programs that have demonstrated excellence providing literacy support to English language learner students.
Nominations Close on December 16, 2016.
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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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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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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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Last updated: 12/5/2016 11:20:05 AM
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