Service areas

The Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) funds 6 types of services for young people.

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Educational supports

Total funding: $8,321,000

Help with learning, including:

  • School
  • Reading
  • Getting ready for college

Learn more about educational supports

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Enrichment and skill building

Total funding: $12,455,800

Programs that teach skills like:

  • Art
  • Sports
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Identity groups

Learn more about enrichment and skill building

5 people stand in front of a bus. They are wearing shirts with a portrait of late Public Defender Jeff Adachi and the words "rest in power." Behind them is a table for Five Keys Schools and Programs.

Justice services

Total funding: $12,724,800

Services for young people involved in the criminal justice system

Learn more about justice services

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Out of school time

Total funding: $31,326,700

Programs during working hours when school is out, including:

  • Afterschool
  • Summer

Learn more about out of school time

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Youth empowerment

Total funding: $2,890,000

Programs that help young people become leaders and improve their community

Learn more about youth empowerment

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Youth workforce development

Total funding: $19,349,000

Internships, jobs, and training for young people

Learn more about youth workforce development

Other services



Total funding: $6,100,000

Groups of nonprofits all serving the same ethnic community. The 4 communities the collaboratives serve are:

  • African American
  • Asian
  • Latinx
  • Pacific Islander

Learn more about collaboratives

Community navigators

Community navigators

Total funding: $150,000

Help connecting young people and families to services for them

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Led by San Francisco Parent Coalition

We also fund services that do not serve young people directly.


DCYF funds programs serving young people up to age 24 and their families.

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