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 a special election 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 (formerly known as Measure K) sets-aside 3% of the City's unrestricted General Fund and requires a three-year strategic plan to guide the allocation of funds.


OFCY 2016-2019 Request for Proposals Updates

Grant Recommendations for 2016-2017

On April 20, 2016 the Planning and Oversight Committee approved funding recommendations to provide over $14.8 million to 150 programs supporting children and youth from birth to 20 years of age in Oakland. Annual grants will support programs beginning July 1, 2016, and may be renewed for two additional years. Programs project to serve over 30,000 youth annually with OFCY support.

  • For a list of recommended programs and funding amounts for 2016-2017, click here
  • For maps of program sites by funding strategy, click here.
  • For the RFP FY2016-2019 summaries of recommended programs, click here.

The POC funding recommendation will be presented to the Life Enrichment Committee of the Oakland City Council for adoption on Tuesday, May 24, at 4:00pm at Oakland City Hall. For more information on Oakland City Council and committee meetings, visit

Agendas and materials from the Planning and Oversight Committee and the ad-hoc RFP Review subcommittee meetings are available here.

  • For more information on the OFCY 2016-2019 Requests for Proposals, click here.
  • For more information on the OFCY 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, click here.

Upcoming Meetings

  • The next POC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Room 4, Oakland, CA 94612.

Oakland Summer Resource Guide

Help families find free and low cost summer learning opportunities in Oakland. The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, in partnership with Oakland Unified School District, has released an online summer resource guide to connect families with summer learning opportunities. Using our online guide, families can search by date, age, activity, and cost of program (many are free!) - ensuring they find the program that's right for their child.

To add your summer program to the guide, contact Kimberly Powell at