DCYF funds over 450 programs for children, youth, and families in every San Francisco neighborhood. We want our grantees - and every community-based organization that serves children, youth, and families in the City - to have access to the best training, tools, and resources.
We highly encourage all San Francisco nonprofits to also visit the San Francisco Controller's Office's Resources for Nonprofits page, which includes a wealth of information about operating a nonprofit organization in the City.
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All items in bold are either produced or sponsored by DCYF.
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Training, Technical Assistance, and Capacity Building
Curriculum Development Tools
Program Assessment Tools
Fundraising Information, Data, and Ideas
Rebates and Technical Assistance for Capital Improvement and Environmental Projects for Nonprofits
- GoSolarSF is a City program helping residents and businesses install thousands of kilowatts of solar energy on residential, business and nonprofit rooftops across San Francisco, reducing participants’ electricity bills and shrinking the City’s carbon footprint.
- CleanPowerSF is San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation program, a State program that allows cities and counties to partner with their investor-owned utility (PG&E in San Francisco) to deliver cleaner energy to residents and businesses. Under these programs, PG&E continues to maintain the power grid, respond to outages and send you your monthly bill, but you can sign up to purchase cleaner and greener energy through CleanPowerSF.
- San Francisco Environment: Commercial and Multifamily Properties Energy Efficiency - San Francisco’s Department of the Environment helps businesses and CBO’s save money and use energy more efficiently, by offering incentives, financing, technical assistance and educational resources.
- San Francisco Environment: Zero Waste - San Francisco’s Department of the Environment can provide technical assistance to reduce the amount of your waste going to landfill and help save money.
- San Francisco Water, Power, Sewer - The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission provides tips and offers rebates to help you conserve water.
Support for Families
- DCYF's Help is Here Resources Page
- For resources related to child support, domestic violence, food assistance, health, housing, legal services, and more, call 2-1-1, United Way Bay Area's free, confidential, multilingual, 24/7 help line.
- San Francisco Family Resource Centers
- Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
- Children's Council of San Francisco's Online Child Care Finder
- San Francisco Activity Guide
- SFUSD's Family Partnerships Toolkit
- DCYF's Nutrition and Physical Activity Resource Page
- Roadmap to Reentry Legal Guide
- San Francisco Childcare Advisory Council. CPAC members identify local priorities for child care and early education, and help develop policies to meet these needs. The CPAC website also includes a robust job board specifically for positions with organizations that provide childcare and early care & education services.
- Google Community Space: Free Access to Event and Co-Working Space for Nonprofit Organizations
- Community Access Ticket Service (CATS). CATS provides free tickets to recreational and educational experiences to low-income, at-risk individuals who can use the experiences to develop social support and life-skills, self-esteem and a greater sense of independence.
Note: While every effort has been made to include only high-quality resources, DCYF does not supervise all of these organizations and does not guarantee the quality of the information or services they provide.