First 5 Alameda County’s (First 5’s) work is to fund, partner, administer, and advocate to create the conditions needed to ensure every child in Alameda County will have optimal health, development, and well-being to reach their greatest potential. The organization is an independent government agency primarily funded by Proposition 10 tobacco tax revenue. Since 1998, we have worked collaboratively with local systems to ensure that families with young children have what they need to thrive.
While the Proposition 10 revenue that has historically supported the organization continues to decline, new local measures passed by Alameda County voters like the Oakland Children’s Initiative (Measure AA) and Children’s Health and Child Care Initiative for Alameda County (Measure C) now are expected to provide First 5 an opportunity to scale up supports for the early childhood community. With the influx of new local resources, this moment represents an exciting, rare, and invaluable opportunity to call upon our systems to address structural inequities that historically have affected our communities and their life outcomes.
There are no available funding opportunities at this time. Please check back frequently for updates..