We envision a future where all children and their families are healthy, loved, and nurtured.
We run after this vision by partnering with our community to create a seamless system of quality, accessible services that support the well-being of every child and family.
Every aspect of our work is guided by our underlying beliefs and commitments.
First 5 Fresno County is a public organization that was created in 1998 when California voters passed Proposition 10, known as “The Children and Families Act.” Since its inception, F5FC has invested more than $200 million in local programs that provide direct services to young children and their families. These investments support high quality preventative health, early learning, and family support services that help give children the best possible start in life.
The First 5 Fresno County Commission is made up of seven commissioners and a staff that carries out the Commission’s work. Commissioners are appointed by members of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors and include representatives from the Board of Supervisors, County departments, and individuals who have an expertise in serving children and families.
Commissioners meet monthly and they serve two-year terms and can be re-appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
A comprehensive strategic planning process guides First 5 Fresno County’s community investments. The strategic plan is reviewed annually to ensure it remains reflective of community needs. For the current strategic plan, the development process included:
Through this process, the Commission’s Strategic Plan provides a description of investment goals and measurable outcomes.