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32 Years and Counting!

The San Francisco Foster Youth Fund (formerly Workers’ Children’s Fund) was established in 1986 by Child Welfare Workers of the San Francisco Department of Human Services (DHS).

The organization was formed in response to what was seen as a serious shortfall in available resources for abused and neglected children who had been receiving services through DHS.

The Fund has continued to expand the range of services offered throughout the years, most significantly with the addition of a College Scholarship program in 1991. The SFFYF board has always enjoyed a cooperative relationship with DHS management and staff.

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June 2014

Mae Louise Mays Softball Tournament for Foster Children

On Saturday, June 15th, the San Francisco Foster Youth Fund, a non-profit started by children’s protective services workers to raise funds for foster children, will be staging its 24th annual charity softball tournament. Two dozen teams, including supportive community organizations, but largely drawn from city government departments, will be competing in a one-day, double-elimination tournament at Moscone Field in the Marina. The tournament attracts over 500 players, plus their families.

This year the Fund is proud to announce a permanent change in the name of the tournament to honor the work of Mae Louise Mays. She was an adoptions worker […]

June 2012

June 2005

Foster Children Get $9,000 with Help from City’s Bravest

The San Francisco Fire Department’s informal co-ed team helped raise $9,000 for some of the City’s neediest children over a warm but windy May weekend. This squad of San Francisco’s Bravest provided hope to the City’s socially and economically-disadvantaged youths by “going to bat for them” both literally and figuratively in the 16th Annual City Workers’ Children’s Fund Softball Tournament.

http://www.sffdlocal798.org/Vol33no9/Foster.html

May 2001

March 1991

SFFYF College Scholarship Established

The Fund has continued to expand the range of services offered throughout the years, most significantly with the addition of a College Scholarship program in 1991.

April 1986

SFFYF Established

The San Francisco Foster Youth Fund (formerly Workers’ Children’s Fund) was established in 1986 by Child Welfare Workers of the San Francisco Department of Human Services (DHS).

The organization was formed in response to what was seen as a serious shortfall in available resources for abused and neglected children who had been receiving services through DHS. The Fund has continued to expand the range of services offered throughout the years, most significantly with the addition of a College Scholarship program in 1991.