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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 2020, City Council decided to reauthorize the fund for a third 12-year cycle.

Planning and Oversight Committee Meetings

The May 2023 meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.  To view the agenda and materials, please click here. 

For the agenda and materials from the meeting held on December 7, 2022, please click here.

Vacancies: The POC has youth and adult positions open on the 17-member commission. To find out more information about the POC and how to apply, please click here.  


Independent Evaluation Reports

The 2021-2022 Independent Evaluation Report provided by Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) was approved by the Planning and Oversight Committee Meeting at the monthly meeting held on December 7, 2022. To view annual report, 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.