The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth was established in 1996, when Oakland voters passed the Kids First! Initiative (Measure K), an amendment to the City Charter, to support direct services to youth under 21 years of age. In a special election in 2009 Measure D replaced Measure K and reauthorized funding for the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth for an additional twelve years (2010-2022). Measure D (formerly known as Measure K) sets-aside 3% of the City's unrestricted General Fund and requires a three-year strategic plan to guide the allocation of funds.


Upcoming POC Meetings

Planning and Oversight Committee Meeting - October 15, 2014, 6pm-9pm at Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room #4, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612. The agenda will be available soon.


Request for Proposal (RFP) for Strategic Planning Consulting Services for OFCY

Release Date: Friday, September 19, 2014

The City of Oakland, Human Services Department, Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) seeks a contractor to manage a strategic planning process and produce a Strategic Investment Plan to guide funding for OFCY in fiscal years 2016-2019. The services include, but are not limited to, creating a situational analysis based on OFCY's current strategic plan and investment, engaging the community in development of the plan, aligning OFCY's plan to the current city and county collective impact efforts, and producing a clear and concise Strategic Investment Plan for fiscal years 2016-2019. To download the RFP, click here

There will be a Pre-Proposal Meeting (highly recommended) on: 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:00pm. at 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor, Conference Room #1, Oakland, CA­­­­­  94612. 

Proposal Submittal Deadline:  Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Six (6) copies of the proposal must arrive at the Contracts and Compliance Division, 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 3341, Oakland, CA. 94612 (Attn: Paula Peav) by 2:00 pm. Proposals not received at the above location by the Proposal Submittal Deadline are late and will be returned to proposers unopened. Respondents are required to also provide an electronic submission of their proposal via iSupplier.

Note: All who wish to participate in this RFP must register through iSupplier at in order to receive updates on this RFP, invoice payments if selected, and direct notification of future bid opportunities.  Free copies of the RFP documents and Addenda (if any) are available in iSupplier.  Hard copies will NOT be available for purchase from the City.  If you experience technical difficulties with registration, please send an email to and advise that you need to expedite registration for this RFP.

iSupplier Registration: Upon completion of your iSupplier registration, please send an email to with "RFP for Strategic Planning Consulting Services for OFCY" as the subject and advise of registration completion. DCPCA will reply via email with further instructions.

The successful Contractor must comply with all applicable City policies and programs. Details are provided in the RFP document, online at For copies of forms and schedules please go to Applicable programs: ♦ Equal Benefits ♦ 50% L/SLBE ♦ Living Wage ♦ The City of Oakland's Campaign Reform Act ♦ Post-project Consultant Evaluation ♦ Prompt Payment ♦ Arizona Boycott and  ♦ Dispute Disclosure

For questions regarding project management, contact Mike Wetzel at or (510) 238-3242, contract administration, Paula H. Peav at or (510) 238-3190; and contract compliance, Vivian Inman at  or (510) 238-6261.

Please Note - The City Council reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.