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OFCY issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund non-profit and government agencies that provide direct services to Oakland children and youth ages 0-21 once every three years. Sign up for OFCY's email listserve to get the latest announcements on the Strategic Plan and RFP release. (email sign-up is located on the left side window of this website).

OFCY 2022-2025 Request for Proposals

  • OFCY's Request for Proposals (RFP) for the next three-year funding cycle, 2022-2025, is scheduled to be released in early January 2022. Proposals will be due approximately 6 weeks after RFP release.
  • The RFP will be to implement the Strategic Investment Plan for 2022-2025 once adopted.
  • Oakland City Council's Life Enrichment Committee approved the plan on November 15, 2021 and sent it to the full council on the consent calendar for 12/7/2021 for adoption. Click here to get info on City Council meetings and agendas

In advance of the RFP, OFCY encourages public and non-profit agencies to review the draft Strategic Investment Plan for 2022-2025 and prepare to gather key agency documentation and information that will be required with applications. Elements that OFCY has historically requested that applicants provide upon submission include (note: subject to change for RFP 2022):

  • Agency Budget including revenue and expenses for current year
  • Board of Directors Roster with terms and roles
  • 501c3 letter of tax exempt status with accurate information for agency
  • Audited financial statements from within last two years
  • 990 IRS tax returns from most recent filing
  • Letters of Agreement between key partners


Contracting with the City of Oakland

The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, Department of Violence Prevention, City Administrator's Office and the Department of Workplace and Employment Standards and its Contracts & Compliance Division held a workshop on November 5, 2021 on the requirements for contracting with the City of Oakland. Resources from the workshop are available here:


OFCY 2019-2022 Request for Proposals

OFCY's Request for Proposals (RFP) for programs operating in 2019-2022 was released in January 2019. Funding recommendations were made by OFCY's Planning and Oversight Committee in spring 2019 and approved by City Council in early summer 2019. 

Visit the Funding section to learn more about programs that were selected for grant awards.

Click here to see the 2019-2022 Request for Proposals (please note that the application period for 2019-2022 has closed)