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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

Hellman Collaborative Change Initiative Grants 
The Hellman Collaborative Change Initiative funds ambitious cross-sector collaborations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties that are working to solve our toughest community challenges. Since 2014, the Hellman Collaborative Change Initiative has awarded close to $3 million to fund collaborations to scale exciting solutions and impact systems, tackling disparities in health, education, and opportunity. In 2017, the Hellman Foundation will identify four additional cross-sector collaborations that are promoting equity in our region and are committed to measurable impact at a broad scale. 
LAUNCH Grant Applications Due By March 31, 2017. GROWTH Grant Applications Due By April 10, 2017
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San Francisco Department of the Environment Zero Waste Projects and School Education Field Trips RFP
The Department of the Environment awards funding to non-profit organizations whose work in source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and outreach helps San Francisco reach its environmental goals. For 2017-2019 fiscal years, the Department will award up to $720,000 over fiscal years 2017-19 ($360,000/year) for projects that move the City closer to its Zero Waste goal, and up to $20,000 over two years to one project to provide hands-on outdoor education focused on environmental justice issues. Projects should exemplify Department values of Credibility, Innovation, Collaboration, Equity, and Impact.
Applications Due By March 24, 2017. 
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San Francisco Nonprofit Space Investment Fund 
The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative helps San Francisco’s nonprofits secure new, nonprofit-owned space and creates solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases. The Nonprofit Space Investment Grant awards are intended for organizations seeking to purchase their facility. Organizations must have an executed Letter of Intent (LOI) or a Purchase Agreement to apply.
Applications Due By March 28, 2017.
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San Francisco Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program 
The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative helps San Francisco’s nonprofits secure new, nonprofit-owned space and creates solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases. Financial assistance is available via the Nonprofit Space Stabilization Program to offset rent expenses, moving expenses, and tenant improvements. Grant awards only available to organizations with executed LOIs/Lease Agreements since January 1, 2016.
Applications Due By March 28, 2017.
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San Francisco Study Center/San Francisco Department of Public Health Community Action Model - Tobacco Free Project RFP
Through this RFP, funding will be made available to at least five organizations to implement Community Action Model (CAM) projects, a five (5) step process that builds capacity of Emerging Community Leaders (ECLs). Emerging Community Leaders (ECLs) are defined as either adults or youth who are willing to engage and receive training and support to improve health equity for their community through Policy-System-Environmental changes (Action). Emerging Community Leaders actively engage in learning and leading on health equity analysis and Policy-System-Environmental Change activities. Funded organizations, with the technical assistance of the TFP staff, will train and guide a cohort of ECLs to implement community-led research, community organizing, media campaign, health education, and other activities to achieve their selected Action.
Applications Due By March 31, 2017
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Youth Empowerment Fund Mini-Grants 
All 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-$10,000, take place in San Francisco and for San Franciscans, and have one youth leader and one adult ally who are able to attend three grantee gatherings.
Applications Due By April 7, 2017.
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Other Grant and Funding Opportunities 

Academic Enrichment Grant 
Funding Priority: The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.
Rolling Deadline.
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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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Challenge America: Grant Program  
Funding Priority: The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Applications Due by April 13, 2017.
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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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InterConnection Computer Grants 
Funding Priority: InterConnection offers used desktops and laptops to provide technology training, health care, education, and job training to underserved populations. Interested applicants may request up to 20 computers.
Applications are due March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 15, annually. 
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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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