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.

OFCY's Draft Strategic Investment Plan for 2019-2022

During the past year, the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth has worked with community members to develop the OFCY 2019-2022 Strategic Investment Plan. Over 200 youth, parents, providers, funders and policy makers engaged with OFCY in 2017 and 2018 to offer their insight and voice into the funding strategies that will support services for Oakland children from birth through 21 years of age.

On July 18, 2018, the draft OFCY2019-2022 Strategic Investment Plan was presented to the Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) at a public meeting hosted at Oakland City Hall.  The final version of the plan will be presented for adoption by the POC at their meeting in September 2018, and will be the basis for the upcoming Requests For Proposals (RFP). New programming based on the plan and RFP will begin in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, starting July 1 2019.

Click here to download the draft OFCY 2019-2022 Strategic Investment Plan.

Contact Scott Kim, OFCY Program Analyst, at with comments or questions.

POC Meetings

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 2nd floor, Hearing Room 4, Oakland, CA 94612.

2018-2019 POC Member Recruitment

OFCY is recruiting for its 2018-2019 Planning and Oversight Committee (POC)! This important Committee decides how to allocate 3% of the City’s unrestricted general fund revenues to support Oakland’s children and youth. The POC is made up of 17 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council, at least 8 of whom are youth. Regular meetings are held once per month, usually at Oakland City Hall, and subcommittee meetings are held as needed.

Adults and youth interested in children and youth issues and who live in Oakland are encouraged to apply. Youth must be between 14 and 20 years of age.