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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.
 

Strategic Planning for FY 2022 - 2025

Oakland Fund for Children and Youth develops a strategic investment plan every three years with the input of Oakland youth, parents and service providers. 

For updates about OFCY's strategic investment planning process for the FY 2022 to 2025 funding cycle, please visit our Strategic Planning page.

Click here for a draft of strategies for 2022-2025. These strategies were presented to the OFCY Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) in June and July 2021, and will be finalized into a full strategic investment plan to be brought to the POC in September 2021.

Click the image below to read OFCY's Community Needs Assessment and Racial Equity Analysis report in support of the 2022-2025 plan. This report informs strategic planning for our next funding cycle and helps OFCY decide how to invest Kids First! Funding. 

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Planning and Oversight Committee Meetings

The Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, September 1 at 6 pm. Unless otherwise stated, the meeting will be hosted as a videoconference on the zoom platform. 

 

Summer Programs

OFCY is funding 15 programs to provide services specifically in summer 2021. Click here for a list of OFCY's Summer 2021 Grantees. In addition, many other programs supported by OFCY for services year-round are open and offering summer programming. To find out more information on OFCY programs, click here. 

 

InPlay: Promote your program and fill spots in your services:

InPlay is a non-profit partner with the City of Oakland, OUSD and the Oakland Summer Learning Network connecting 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.

 

Evaluation Report for 2019-2020

The independent evaluation report for FY 2019-2020 was approved by the Planning and Oversight Committee at their meeting in November 2020. The report will be presented to the Oakland City Council for their review and adoption in early 2021. 

 

Click the image below to go to the evaluation report page.

 

 

Key Highlights from the 2019-2020 Evaluation

 

  

OFCY programs served approximately one out of five Oakland children and youth last year.

 

 

OFCY programs have an equity focus.

 

Planning and Oversight Committee

The POC has positions open on the 17-member commission. This important Committee oversees the allocation of funding, strategic planning, 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 March 2, 2021):

Adult POC Vacancies:

  • District 1 Adult
  • District 6 Adult

Youth POC Vacancies:

  • District 4 Youth
  • District 5 Youth
  • District 6 Youth
  • District 7 Youth