Department of Children and Youth


The Department and Fund for Children and Youth were established after the passage of Measures E & K (The Kids First Initiative) in the City of Richmond in 2018.

The Department and the Fund were created in order to provide a sustainable funding stream for youth-serving organizations in Richmond and North Richmond. This will be done by providing grant funding to various organizations serving Richmond and North Richmond youth under the age of 24. The first grants will be distributed by July 2020.

While advancing the development of the Department and Fund, the Department is currently working to establish the 15-person Oversight Board needed to guide the development of a community needs assessment, a strategic investment plan, and allocation of funds for chosen youth-serving organizations. 
Oversight Board Applications Now Available!

The Richmond Fund for Children and Youth Oversight Board Application is now available!

 The City of Richmond is seeking 15 Richmond and North Richmond residents to serve on the inaugural Oversight Board for the Richmond Fund for Children and Youth. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older, be able to attend at least 6 meetings per year, and commit to at least 50 hours of involvement. 

By serving on this Board, individuals will help guide funding for youth-serving organizations, thus making a real difference in the lives of children, youth, and families in Richmond and North Richmond. 

To learn more about how you may join the Oversight Board, please visit our Oversight Board page

¡La Solicitud de la Mesa Directiva del Fondo para Niños y Juventud de Richmond ya está disponible!

La Ciudad de Richmond está solicitando a 15 residentes de Richmond y el Norte de Richmond para servir en la Mesa Directiva inaugural para el Fondo para Niños y Juventud de Richmond (Fondo). Solicitantes deben tener 15 años de edad o más, poder asistir al menos 6 reuniones por año, y comprometerse a un mínimo de 50 horas de participación. 

Al servir en esta Mesa Directiva, individuos ayudarán a guiar el financiamiento para organizaciones que ofrecen servicios a la juventud, creando una diferencia real en las vidas de los niños, jóvenes y familias en Richmond y el Norte de Richmond. 

Para obtener más información sobre cómo puede unirse a la Mesa Directiva, visite nuestra página de Mesa Directiva
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