Let’s make racial justice real in California. As part of a new, five-year, $100 million initiative dedicated to Black power-building and organizing in California, Akonadi Foundation joins other funders for the California Black Freedom Fund to provide grants to Black-led organizing efforts working to eradicate systemic and institutional racism.
In its second round of grantmaking, California Black Freedom Fund will prioritize support for grassroots organizations with missions and strategies that focus on mobilizing young people, families and communities to build Black power. This grant round will allow for organizations to increase their capacity to enhance advocacy and organizing efforts.
To be eligible for a grant, organizations must be:
- Focused on combating systemic anti-Black racism and building power in Black communities.
- Based in California and working with Black communities with budgets of $1 million or less.
- Have a 501(c)(3) designation or a fiscal sponsor with a 501(c)(3) designation.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which provides fiscal and administrative management of the fund, is hosting an information session on April 27 at 1:30 p.m. on our new grant opportunity. Register here.
Organizations can view the request for proposals at CABlackFreedomFund.org. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 14, 2021.
For technical support regarding the application and/or online portal access, email: [email protected]. For programmatic questions regarding eligibility, email: [email protected]
See the first public event of the California Black Freedom Fund, and hear directly from visionary organizers about the power of Black organizing to make racial justice real in California.