Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation

P.O. Box 13267
Oakland, CA 94661
(510) 465-1850

Ken Lupoff
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1981
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1982
Number of sponsored projects: 90

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
6.5% for all community-based accounts. Fee is charged as funds are deposited with Friends.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Geographic

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Youth development
  • Other: Basically, a program has to impact an Oakland park or recreation center that is under the jurisdiction of the city's Department of Parks and Recreation. Other than that, it can be any type of program as long as it is occurring at a park.

Services we offer projects:

  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: Strategic Advice

Organization description:
The mission of Friends of Oakland Parks and Recreation is to improve the quality of life for all Oakland citizens by generating funding and support for projects and programs that enhance and supplement the recreational, environmental, educational, beautification and leisure activities offered through the Oakland Office of Parks and Recreation.

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