ABOUT ALL IN FOR KIDS
All In For Kids is a Bay Area initiative dedicated to preventing and ending early childhood adversity in partnership with kids, families, and communities that are disproportionately affected by trauma. All In For Kids empowers communities to work collectively to promote healthy childhood development; prevent childhood adversity; and support racial, gender, and health equity in the San Francisco Bay Area.
An unacceptable history of structural racism and discrimination undergirds our systems and our institutions, contributing to violence and widespread inequities. As a result, parental mental health is compromised, children’s behavioral health is declining, and educational, health, and income disparities continue to grow. All children possess unique skills and talents, and they need to be supported, nurtured, and developed. No matter the circumstances of a person’s birth or how their life has unfolded, now is the time to ensure that all children and their families experience equal measures of respect, dignity, fair treatment, and opportunity. This requires a disruption of business as usual and calls for breakthrough thinking to reimagine and create the experiences and conditions we know help children, families, communities, and society thrive and prosper.
All In For Kids organizations work in collaboration with community partners and each other to strengthen the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children and families in the San Francisco Bay Area 12-county region. These multisector collaborations implement innovative, community-centered strategies and policy changes focused on creating, promoting, and sustaining the types of positive experiences and conditions that children and their families need to live, learn, work, worship, and play without the burden of toxic stress, poverty, racism, or any other social, educational, and health inequities. Concentrating on equity-focused system change that reimagines the experience of healing and the necessary conditions for lifelong health, learning, safety, and security, All In For Kids grantees drive impact through multisector partnerships, upstream prevention strategies, policy accelerators, resident/community engagement, two-generation approaches, and/or financing levers that braid public and private funds. With these targeted investments, All In For Kids serves as an incubator and learning hub for the state and nation – showcasing efforts that can be sustained, replicated, and scaled.