The Department and Fund for Children and Youth 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 2021.
The Department of Children and Youth would like to thank all Richmond and North Richmond community members that applied to join the Richmond Fund for Children and Youth Oversight Board. City Council is currently in the process of reviewing applications and applicants will be notified in early November. The first Oversight Board meeting will take place in November or December 2019.
This 15-person Oversight Board will guide the development of a community needs assessment, a strategic investment plan, and the allocation of funds for chosen youth-serving organizations.