Social Justice Seed Funding

You’ve had time to simmer those social justice thoughts. Now it’s time to plan and take action! YFYI has launched over 275 youth-led projects with 2.5 Million dollars in funding since 2013. Now its YOUR turn to join the YFYI family and lead with new ideas. Check out our grant info below and connect with us to request one-on-one feedback or a group workshop on grant-writing. Send us an email at or give us ring at (415) 977-6949 if you have any questions.

  • Innovative Grants – Up to $5k Per ProjectDo you have an idea for a social justice project that you’d like to get off the ground? Is there an issue that is affecting your community that you would like to do something about? Are you passionate about social justice and need funding to start or join a movement? The YFYI Innovative Grant Fund offers seed money, workshops and resources to youth with great ideas for social justice projects. Here are the minimum qualifications:
    1. You must be between the ages of 13-17 to apply
    2. You must live or attend school in San Francisco
    3. Your project must primarily serve San Franciscans
    4. Your project must focus on addressing a social justice issue (poverty, food justice, health, incarceration, trauma, self-care, violence, environmental justice, LGBTQQI justice, education equity, undocumented human rights, research justice, housing, etc.)
    5. You must have a fiscal sponsor (a non-profit organization or school) that is willing to work with you
    6. Be creative!

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