Support Oakland Kids First!

Donations of any size go to support Oakland Kids First youth leadership development programs, Castlemont Community School initiatives, youth organizing campaigns and operations. 

If you would like to give to a particular initiative, or restrict how your gift to OKF should be used, please make note of this when completing the PayPal donation page or mailing in a donation. 

Consider supporting our work as a monthly sustainer to have a lasting impact throughout the year.

If you are interested in launching a fundraising campaign in honor of your birthday or a special occasion, consider using platforms like Charity on Top or Network for Good. Let us know and we will help to promote your efforts on our social media pages.

If you would like to donate in the form of a check, please make the check out to Oakland Kids First and mail it to 3700 E 12th St. Suite 3. Oakland, CA 94601.

Our programs and youth are supported by individuals like you.



Donate to Oakland Kids First


Oakland Kids First (OKF) is a community-based nonprofit organization empowering Oakland youth to grow their leadership, reimagine unjust systems, and organize for equitable public schools. Over the last 27 years, OKF has worked with thousands of youth leaders to change the future for students of color in Oakland – one campaign, program, and internship at a time.

OKF’s youth leaders are powerful advocates for educational equity and racial justice, and you can help amplify and sustain their work with your generosity.

Each year, OKF empowers 125 youth leaders, offers community school supports for an additional 400 students, and engages thousands more through youth-led campaigns that build power for public school students across Oakland. Your donation will go a long way to provide OKF hundreds of youth with the resources they need to thrive and the organizing support they need to create a more just and equitable school system. 

Please give generously to help us put Oakland kids first!

Donate online through PayPal, using Venmo @OaklandKidsFirst or by mailing a check to Oakland Kids First at 3700 E. 12th St. Suite 3. Oakland, CA 94601

Use the button to donate using paypal.

Oakland Kids First provides high school students with opportunities and skills to positively transform their school system through youth-led organizing campaigns. We also provide support and resources necessary for students to successfully navigate existing learning conditions to graduate on time and access postsecondary success.

We are raising money for two different programs this giving season. Please select which you would like to support and help us to raise $6,000 by New Year’s Eve.

Give to modernize and expand the Castlemont Farm and Garden where students learn to grow, harvest, and prepare their own organic food. Give to support youth leaders who are running organizing campaigns like implementing Oakland Youth Vote and the Student Justice Platform to improve the learning conditions in Oakland public schools.

  • You can donate online using PayPal, on Venmo @OaklandKidsFirst, by mail, or through an ACH electronic transfer of funds.
  • Your donation is tax deductible.
  • Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference.

Our programs and youth are supported by individuals like you.