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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.

News

BOOST: the Beloved Community Fund’s Organizational Strengthening Pilot

“Culture can be a powerful tool to build movements and leverage the voice, power, and self-determination in our communities.” -Lateefah
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Akonadi Foundation awards $100,000 to strengthen Oakland cultural organizations

Grants aim to build capacity of five organizations advancing racial justice through the arts
Oakland, CA — Akonadi Foundation announced Read More »

Upcoming Events

CURYJ Open Mic and Art night

Come kick it with the CURYJ fam for a night of open expression and art building! There will be prizes,… Read More »

Spearitwurx’s Powerful Parent Conference

Powerful Parent Conference: Building Safety, Sustainability and Solidarity in Black & Brown Families! In 2017, Spearitwurx brought you the Black… Read More »

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.

We are excited to announce this year our featured artist is Oakland-based Afrofuturist Joshua Mays. Joshua’s murals are an act of storytelling inspired by looking to the future that we want to create, while also honoring lessons from our ancestors. His work often features images of women of color immersed in magical realism and science fiction. His murals can be found on several buildings in Oakland. We will be unveiling his poster, titled ‘Transmission: Received’ with an artist spotlight on March 21.