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Kindergarten to College Program

City and County of San Francisco

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Graduating High School College & Career Ready
  • Grant Amount $365,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2023–October 31, 2025
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus San Francisco

About this grant

The City and County of San Francisco’s Kindergarten to College program was the first universal and automatic municipal children’s college savings program in the country. Since its inception in 2011, the program opened savings accounts for more than 52,000 students, the majority of whom are children of color, and has encouraged families, half of whom are low- and moderate-income, to save more than $15 million and earn millions more in program incentives. Its first cohort of participants graduated high school in 2023. Kindergarten to College has also inspired replications in cities around the country. Renewal funding will support planning, evaluation and outreach efforts that help the grantee prepare for the next phase of program operations, which will include distributions for high school graduates and integration with CalKIDS, the statewide college savings account initiative.