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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 2019-2020, City Council and Oakland voters will decide to reauthorize the fund for a third 12-year cycle.

COVID-19 Updates and Information

For information, resources, and updates related to COVID-19, please visit this page


Planning and Oversight Committee Meetings

The Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm. to receive grant renewal recommendations for FY 2020-2021. The meeting will be hosted as a videoconference on the zoom platform. Please click here for the meeting agenda and materials. Click here for prior POC meeting agendas.


2018-2019 Evaluation Highlights

OFCY's annual evaluation for 2018-2019 was adopted by the Oakland City Council on December 10, 2019. Last year, OFCY-funded programs reached over 25,000 of Oakland's children and youth. Click here to download the Evaluation Report for 2018-2019

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2019-2020 POC Members Needed

The POC currently has multiple vacancies on the 17-member commission. This important Committee oversees the allocation of funding and evaluation of programs. Youth members are able to earn a small scholarship for their participation. To find out more information about the POC and how to apply, please click here

Current Vacancies (as of May 2020):

  • District 1 Adult
  • District 4 Adult
  • District 4 Youth
  • District 5 Youth
  • District 6 Youth