Oakland Fund for Children and Youth -OFCY

Oakland Fund for Children and Youth -OFCY The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) provide opportunities and resources for Oakland's children and youth (0-20 years old) to become healthy, productive, ethical, and successful community members.

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.

Mission: The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) provide opportunities and resources for Oakland's children and youth (0-20 years old) to become healthy, productive, ethical, and successful community members. We achieve this by funding organizations, creating policy, building capacity and ensuring accountability to encourage these outcomes. We work collaboratively through partnerships with children, youth and families, community organizations, public agencies, schools and other funders. We leverage our resources and forge partnerships with the several public agency and philanthropic partners, and through match funding with various local grant makers, provide consistent funds to Oakland's youth. To learn more about the OFCY values, see below. VALUES Social & Economic Equity: Children and youth have a fundamental right to partake wholly in the life of our community, to benefit from the fair distribution of community resources, and to enjoy both opportunity and security. We value the vigorous promotion of equality, justice and accountability, and the concerted application of our resources toward those youth in greatest need. Child & Youth Development: We support efforts to promote the social, emotional, physical, moral, cognitive and spiritual development of children and youth to cultivate pride in themselves and their community. Community and Collaboration: We embrace the idea that by pooling our resources and working together, we can accomplish great things. We recognize that the richness of Oakland's families extends beyond the traditional mother, father and child structure to one that incorporates all the diverse forms of family.

Oakland Natives is sponsoring a back to school rally on Saturday, August 22nd at Oakland City Hall. The day will be fill...
08/12/2015
8th Annual Attend & Achieve B2SR 2015

Oakland Natives is sponsoring a back to school rally on Saturday, August 22nd at Oakland City Hall. The day will be filled with performances, special guests, teen workshops, free bus passes for the first 250 high school students, fun zone, free food and a backpack give away from 3 to 4 pm.
You can register for the event at http://attendandachieveb2sr2015.eventbrite.com/?aff=oaklanduniteprograms.

Please print out and bring your ticket to the event with you: PLEASE NOTE: Your early registration is guranteed until 9:30am. After 9:30, we will open the same-day-registration line as we have noticed an overwhelming response and need this year. AGAIN EARLY REGISTRATION PREFERENCE ENDS AT 9:30 Ple…

Starting tonight!!!! Tell a friend, come out and enjoy!
07/10/2015

Starting tonight!!!! Tell a friend, come out and enjoy!

Happy Friday!Bay Area children of all ages and their families are invited to Oakland Parks & Recreation's Play Day in th...
06/26/2015

Happy Friday!
Bay Area children of all ages and their families are invited to Oakland Parks & Recreation's Play Day in the Plaza to kick-off July 2015 National Recreation & Parks Month! Activities such as face painting, double-dutch, group competitions, drumming, cultural arts presentations, basketball, jumpers, games and more will be available for youth. Be sure to Come Out & Play the OPR Way!

As children and youth across the city are getting ready for the summer break and end of the school year, now is the time...
06/22/2015

As children and youth across the city are getting ready for the summer break and end of the school year, now is the time to promote the awesome activities and work of Oakland Public Library, helping to keep children and teens engaged in summer reading and learning!
Help encourage children and youth to participate in the Oakland Library's Summer Reading Challenge. For more information, please visit the website: http://oaklandsummerreading.com/

Oakland Fund for Children and Youth -OFCY
06/22/2015

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Oakland Fund for Children and Youth -OFCY's cover photo
06/22/2015

Oakland Fund for Children and Youth -OFCY's cover photo

Oakland Fund for Children and Youth -OFCY's cover photo
07/24/2013

Oakland Fund for Children and Youth -OFCY's cover photo

Some photos of what our Grantees believe OFCY is doing for our community and local youth!
07/24/2013

Some photos of what our Grantees believe OFCY is doing for our community and local youth!

Some photos of what our Grantees believe OFCY is doing for our community and local youth!

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150 Frank H Ogawa Plz, Ste 4216
Oakland, CA
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Hey OFCY! Check out this music video of our awesome kids from the Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir! We would love to see some peers at their holiday concert tomorrow, Dec 15 at Imani Community Church (3300 MacArthur Blvd) at 5pm. $10 Student; $20 General https://www.facebook.com/oiycsings/videos/637142953366820