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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.
 

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 will be presented to the Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) on October 27th, 2021 for approval.

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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.

After City Council adoption of the new plan, OFCY will release anew Request for Proposals in December 2021 to implement the strategies. 

 

Planning and Oversight Committee Meetings

The next meeting of the Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27th at 6 pm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings will be held over the Zoom platform until further notice. Please click here for the meeting agenda and materials

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.  

Funding

OFCY will be releasing the next Request for Proposals in December 2021. Updates will be provided on the Request for Proposals page.

 

Come Learn About Contracting with the City of Oakland: Upcoming Opportunities from Department of Violence and Prevention and Oakland Fund for Children and Youth

The Department of Violence Prevention and Oakland Fund for Children and Youth invite you to attend a workshop on upcoming contracting opportunities, and what is needed to go into contract with the City of Oakland. The Department of Workplace and Employment Standards and its’ Contracts & Compliance Division will present on the requirements for contracting with the City of Oakland, and resources available to assist you.

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021, at 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Zoom Information:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81411022875

Or One tap mobile:    US: +16699009128, 81411022875# or +13462487799, 81411022875#

Or Telephone:    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656

Webinar ID: 814 1102 2875

 

Programs Funded by OFCY

Learn more about the 150 programs that receive OFCY funding. Click here for information, contacts, and maps of programs throughout Oakland.

 

Evaluation Reports

 Click the image below to go to view the 2019-2020 evaluation report.

  

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.