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 Strategic Investment Plan for 2019-2022

During the past year, the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth has worked with youth, parents, community members, partners and service providers to develop the OFCY 2019-2022 Strategic Investment Plan. The plan was adopted by the Oakland City Council on October 30, 2018. OFCY expects to release the RFP in late November 2018 to solicit applications for funding for programs starting July 1, 2019.


Click on the image below to download the 2019-2022 Strategic Investment Plan.


For more information about the Strategic Plan including appendices, please click here


POC Meetings

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 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.