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OFCY FUNDS PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES & YOUTH

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 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 established OFCY funds as 3% of the City's unrestricted General Fund and required a three-year strategic plan to guide the allocation of funds. In 2020, City Council decided to reauthorize the fund for a third 12-year cycle.
 

OFCY FY2022-2025 Request for Proposals Released 

The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) released the 2022-2025 Request for Proposals (RFP) on January 10, 2022 to solicit program proposals from non-profit organizations and public agencies. The City of Oakland projects approximately $18 million in grant funding will be available through this RFP in FY22-23 to provide direct services for Oakland children and youth from birth through 21 years of age and their families and caregivers. Proposals are due by February 22, 2022. Visit the RFP page to find the RFP and other resources.

 

Planning and Oversight Committee Meetings

The next meeting of the Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 at 6 pm (click here for meeting agenda packet and Zoom link). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings will be held over the Zoom platform until further notice.  

Vacancies: The POC has positions open on the 17-member commission. Members are appointed directly by City Councilmembers: each appoint one adult and one youth members, while the Mayor has one appointee. This Committee oversees the allocation of funding, strategic planning, and evaluation of programs. Youth members are able to earn a small scholarship for their participation. There are numerous vacancies on the commission: to find out more information about the POC and how to apply, please click here.  

 

2022 - 2025 Strategic Plan

The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth develops a strategic investment plan every three years with the input of Oakland youth, parents, and service providers. 

Click here for the OFCY Strategic Investment Plan for 2022-2025. This updated Strategic Investment Plan was adopted by the Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) on October 27th and the Life Enrichment Committee on November 15th and was adopted by City Council for consent on December 7th.

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Click here to read OFCY's Community Needs Assessment and Racial Equity Analysis report in support of the 2022-2025 plan. This data-filled report provides a wide range of information on key indicators, outcomes, and disparities.

 

 

Programs Funded by OFCY

Learn more about the 149 programs that receive OFCY funding. Click here for information, contacts, and maps of programs throughout Oakland.

 

 

Evaluation Reports

 Click the image below to view the 2019-2020 evaluation report. For more information on the current evaluation or prior years reports, visit the evaluation page.

  

InPlay: Promote your program and fill spots in your services:

InPlay is a non-profit partner with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Unified School District to connect families with out-of-school programs. Parents search InPlay's free website to access hundreds of local and affordable after-school and summer programs. Visit the site for more information and to get listed: Oakland.InPlay.org.