ARC Towards Justice

The Arc Toward Justice Fund is an invitation-only fund that focuses on long-term efforts to foster equity for youth and young adults of color in Oakland. Through the fund, Akonadi Foundation seeks to stop the criminalization of youth and young adults of color, end the school-to-prison pipeline, and build responses to harm that nurture wellness and well-being.

AYPAL: Building API Community Power

AYPAL: $75,000 for one year. AYPAL is a youth-led leadership development, community organizing and coalition building organization that seeks to create healthy, safe, and thriving communities.
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Bay Area Black Worker Center (BABWC)

BABWC: $75,000 for one year. The Bay Area Black Worker Center (BABWC) is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Black community by organizing around workplace and non-workplace issues facing Black workers.
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BAY-Peace

BAY-Peace: $75,000 for one year. BAY-Peace is a youth of color led organization that supports and empowers Bay Area youth to transform militarism and other forms of violence through youth organizing and artistic resistance.
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Black Organizing Project (BOP)

Black Organizing Project: $100,000 a year for three years. The Black Organizing Project (BOP) is a Black member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots community organizing and community building to end the criminalization of Black and Brown students in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).
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Californians for Justice Education Fund (CFJ)

Californians for Justice: $100,000 a year for three years. Californians for Justice (CFJ) is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ communities.
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EastSide Arts Alliance

EastSide Arts Alliance: $75,000 for one year. EastSide Arts Alliance is a multigenerational, multiracial collective of artists and other cultural workers at the intersection of cultural and political consciousness based in the San Antonio district.
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Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: $75,000 for one year. The Ella Baker Center (EBC) is a community organizing and advocacy organization working to end mass incarceration and reinvest resources from punishment systems to schools and services for communities.
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GSA Network

GSA Network: $75,000 for one year. GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ+ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
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Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC)

LSPC: $75,000 for one year. Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) organizes communities impacted by the criminal justice system and advocates to release incarcerated people, to restore human and civil rights and to reunify families and communities.
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Public Advocates

Public Advocates: $75,000 for one year. The mission of Public Advocates is to challenge the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing and transit equity.Public Advocates seeks to win tangible legal and policy victories not as ends in and of themselves but in ways that build community-based power and to lead the charge to win local and state policy victories.
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Public Counsel

Public Counsel: $75,000 for one year. Public Counsel is the nation’s largest not-for-profit law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services.
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Urban Peace Movement

Urban Peace Movement: $100,000 a year for three years. Urban Peace Movement builds youth leadership in Oakland to transform the culture and the conditions that lead to urban violence by employing a Healing-Centered Youth Organizing model.
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