DCYF News, Events, Training and Professional Development, and Funding Opportunities
June 2017 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
The 2017 Summer Lunch & Snack Program is in full swing! Anyone age 18 and under can get a free lunch and a free snack every weekday at over 100 locations throughout San Francisco. The wonderful team at BAYCAT created the video above about the program - check it out and please share it with your networks! 
Foundation Center to Offer Free Nonprofit Proposal Writing Workshops
On June 29 and July 14 the Foundation Center will offer a free course on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to become effective proposal writers. Attendees will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget. Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funders' perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch.
Visit the DCYF Summer Resources Page
Summer in San Francisco is full of opportunities for children, youth, families, and the providers that serve them. Check out the Read, Explore, Connect, Play...And Have a Great Summer! page of the DCYF website for events and resources for your program. 
Get Ready for National Summer Learning Day 
National Summer Learning Day is an annual national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed. All of DCYF's summer grantees are expected to host Summer Learning Day events, and there are a lot of them taking place across the City. Post your event or find one near you at the link below.   
Applications Open for 2017-18 Afterschool Meals Program
The 2017-18 Afterschool Meals Application has been released! Any sites that are interested in serving suppers and/or snacks to youth during the school year are encouraged to apply. Please read these important FAQs before applying. Applications are due Wednesday, July 5th. 
DCYF Releases Annual Highlights Brief
Get an overview of the history of our department, who we serve, how our funds are allocated, and highlights of initiatives DCYF launched in fiscal year 2016-2017.
OAC Updates: New Members and July Meeting Date
On June 12 the Children & Youth Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC) welcomed two new members: Sarah Thompson-Peer has been appointed to Seat 8, and Winnie Chen has been appointed to Seat 9. Welcome Sarah and Winnie!

The next OAC meeting will take place on Monday, July 10 at 5:30pm in the DCYF office, 1390 Market, Suite 900. All OAC meetings are open to the public. 
DCYF Grantees: Youth Survey Deadline Extended to June 23
The deadline to submit FY 2016-17 Youth Surveys has been extended to Friday, June 23. If you have questions regarding the Youth Survey or to need to request a unique Survey Monkey link, please contact your DCYF Program Specialist or Xavier Morales at xavier.morales@dcyf.org.
DCYF Releases Report on Transitional Age Youth Programs
In 2014 San Francisco residents voted to increase the Children & Youth Fund and expand its use to include services for disconnected Transitional Age Youth (TAY). DCYF’s first round of pilot grants to support disconnected TAY ages 18-24 began in February 2016, and the second round of grants began in July 2016. DCYF is pleased to release an interim evaluation report, Supporting San Francisco’s Disconnected Youth, which offers preliminary findings from an evaluation of DCYF's TAY grants.
Register for the DCYF Data Cafe
Do some last minute data entry into the CMS alongside other DCYF-funded partners, ask questions about your data, and/or troubleshoot Progress Report issues with the assistance of Xavier Morales, Data & Evaluation Data Analyst at the 4th Quarter Data Cafe on June 30
DCYF Releases Young Adult Court Evaluation Report
In 2015 the City of San Francisco established the Young Adult Court (YAC) model, an alternative court program designed for TAY ages 18-25. The model was designed to address the needs of San Francisco’s vulnerable young adults by providing participants with access to wraparound services, job referrals, case management services and other supports. In the spring of 2015, DCYF contracted with Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to conduct a three-year evaluation of the YAC. This first evaluation of two evaluation reports weaves together information from multiple data sources to provide a description of the planning and early implementation phases.  
San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment Releases RFP for Kindergarten to College Outreach
The SF Office of Financial Empowerment is accepting applications from organizations and collaboratives interested in providing family engagement and outreach services to promote the San Francisco Kindergarten to College program to participating families in SFUSD elementary schools. Applicants must have 501(c)(3) status, be an approved city vendor or have a fiscal agency who is an approved city vendor, have strong existing connections/partnerships with schools in SFUSD, and have a proven track record of working with families. Applicants must have existing partnerships with at least three SFUSD elementary schools. Proposals are Due by July 14. 
Mayor's 3-On-3 Youth Hoops Tournament 
Mayor Lee's 2nd Annual 3-On-3 Youth Hoops Tournament is coming up soon! Youth up to age 18 are invited to show us what they've got on the courts starting at the end of June. The final round of the tournament will take place on Saturday, July 15 at the USF War Memorial Gym, and will feature a resource fair, free food, giveaways, and a Battle of City Departments. DCYF will host a table at the resource fair, and will have a team in the Battle of the City Departments - come cheer us on! If you would like to register a group of youth for the tournament, please call your nearest Rec Center - phone numbers are listed at the link below. We hope to see you there!
Happy Pride!
The DCYF family would like to wish everyone a festive, safe and fun Pride 2017! Looking for ways to celebrate with your little ones? Check out the Our Family Coalition's website at the link below for some great suggestions!
DCYF Office Closed on July 4
The DCYF office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The office will be open on Monday, July 3. 
   DCYF Planning Update

Please check this Planning Update section every month to stay current on DCYF’s planning activities. 

On June 16 the Budget & Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors approved DCYF's Budget, our Community Needs Assessment (CNA), and our Services Allocation Plan (SAP). The SAP is scheduled for final approval at the full Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, July 11. After the Board of Supervisors approves the SAP, DCYF will be allowed to release our Request for Proposals (RFP).

The tentative release date for the RFP is Tuesday, July 31. 

The next major RFP-related event will be a series of free Nonprofit Proposal Writing Workshops, which will take place on June 29 and July 14. The workshops are open to any nonprofit organization - no need to be a current DCYF grantee. Click here for more information about the workshops


At the end of May DCYF hosted an Introduction to Results Based Accountability (RBA) workshop and RBA workshops that focused on Performance Accountability. The slides from the workshops are now available:

The DCYF staff applied the RBA framework to develop our SAP, and we want to ensure that service providers are well versed in RBA principles and practices prior to the release of our RFP.


If you have any questions about the DCYF planning process, please contact Emily Davis: 415.554.8991, Emily.Davis@dcyf.org

Training & Professional Development, Funding, and Employment Opportunities
Other News & Highlights
Have something you would like to add to the Other News & Highlights section? Send it to info@dcyf.org by noon on the third Wednesday of the month.
Photo Round-Up
Four of Our Favorite Images from the Last Month
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