For nearly two decades, First 5 San Francisco has invested in San Francisco’s youngest children, their families, and the providers who work on their behalf. First 5 San Francisco receives local and state funds that it invests back into the community through more than 200 community grant programs dedicated to the well-being of children and families.
We believe that the best way to create a fairer and more equitable city is to make sure that every baby and young child has what he or she needs to grow and learn. In order to effectively close the divide that persists within our city, all of our initiatives weave together complementary strategies intended to increase access to and raise the quality of valuable services. We focus on strength-based, equity-focused programs that build on families’ abilities and are inclusive of those most in need. We also prioritize programs and services that are backed by solid research and evaluation.