About the Oakland Public Education Fund

The Oakland Public Education Fund (the Ed Fund) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2003 by a group of Oakland principals and community leaders.

The Ed Fund’s mission is to lead the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive. 

We have helped schools raise more than $50 million for essential programs since 2003, supporting schools and OUSD to build new partnerships along the way. Through our communications work, we’ve consistently championed Oakland schools to shift the narrative about public education in Oakland.