ARC Toward Justice

The Arc Toward Justice Fund focuses on long-term efforts to foster racial equity for youth and young adults of color in Oakland. Because Akonadi Foundation recently expanded our grantee cohort, at the moment we are not accepting new applications for 2018.

Beloved Community Fund

The Beloved Community Fund supports free public art and cultural events that celebrate and are rooted in Oakland’s communities of color, and that advance racial justice. Applications may be submitted online at any time; check here for dates proposals are due.

So Love Can Win Community Response Fund

We offer one-time grants ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 to spark imagination and seed efforts to create healing and safety in Oakland’s communities of color. The So Love Can Win Community Response Fund is not currently accepting applications; it will relaunch in mid-2018.


Grantee Spotlight: Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

Akonadi Foundation’s mission is to support the development of powerful social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a… Read More »

New: Benchmark Report on Grassroots Arts and Culture Organizations in Oakland

Studio Grand “Under Oakland Skies” JAX Dancers Photo credit: Jean Melesaine   Study by Akonadi Foundation and Kenneth Rainin Foundation Read More »

Upcoming Events

GETA TEJ BET (Geta’s Wine House)

You are invited to a free Ethiopian Cultural Gathering featuring a new theater work, GETA TEJ BET (Geta’s Wine House)… Read More »

Oakland Youth Art Explosion


Joyce Gordon Foundation of the Arts presents: OYAE! Oakland Youth Art Explosion 2018 ******************************************** The 2nd annual OYAE! Festival
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Racial Justice Poster Project

2018 marks our Racial Justice Poster Project’s 10th anniversary. We want to use this milestone to lift up the artistic legacy of racial justice movement building, paying tribute to the courage of artistic and cultural ambassadors engaged in the ongoing struggle for racial justice locally and nationally.

In honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination we are thrilled to unveil this year’s racial justice poster, ‘Transmission: Received’ by Joshua Mays.

Video Credit: Jean Melesaine, Music Credit: Ryan Little