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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.

2019-2020 OFCY Funding

OFCY is providing 154 programs with grants in 2019-2020. Grants are made to 79 different organizations and agencies, and totals $19.8 million in annual funding. These grants are to programs that provide direct services to Oakland’s children and youth from birth through 21 years of age, and work to support youth with the greatest needs.

Programs estimate that they will reach over 26,000 children and youth this year – about 1 out of every 4 child and youth living in Oakland. 95% of grants are to non-profit agencies and 5% are to government programs – no grants are made to for-profit groups. 

For more information on programs, please click here.

OFCY 19 20 Grant Pie Chart

Lights on Afterschool - October 24

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

Oakland afterschool programs are proud partners in Lights on Afterschool, and many are opening their doors to the community to showcase their work.

Lights On Afterschool draws attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills.

Check out the list of Oakland afterschool programs that are having events open to the public. Come on out to your local school on Thursday, October 24 to show your support for afterschool!

OFCY provides over $5 million in annual grant awards to support afterschool programs at 61 Oakland schools serving students in grades K-8. Over 6,000 students participate in free or low-cost OFCY-funded afterschool programs every day in Oakland.


Planning and Oversight Committee Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Planning and Oversight Committee (POC)  is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 2nd floor, Hearing Room 4, Oakland, CA 94612. The meetings are open to the public, and participation is encouraged. The meeting agenda and materials are posted here on the Friday prior to the meeting.  Click here for prior meeting agendas and materials.


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. To find out more information about the POC and how to apply, please click here