Who we are.


FIRST 5 Santa Clara County (FIRST 5) is making a difference for our local children by investing millions of Proposition 10 tobacco tax dollars each year towards effective programs in early education, health, and family support. FIRST 5 is committed to achieving real and sustainable results towards the successful future of young children and their families.

Using a a cumulative risk factors map, FIRST 5 makes strategic investments in neighborhoods where children are exposed to the greatest risk for poor developmental outcomes. FIRST 5’s comprehensive System of Care enables FIRST 5 to focus on providing intensive, tailored services to children and families experiencing the highest level of need, while also working toward shifting community norms and systems that affect the health and well-being of all young children in Santa Clara County.