Beloved Community Fund

March Newsletter

March 26, 2019

From the President ‘Tell Her’ Akonadi’s 2019 Racial Justice Poster Beloved Community Fund Grant Awards Benchmark ‘Mapping Report’ Wins Award FROM THE PRESIDENT The last few months have been a busy time for us as– after 20 years of grantmaking to support racial justice movement building in Oakland, we are getting ready to go all in on ending the criminalization of people and youth of color in Alameda County.
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New: Benchmark Report on Grassroots Arts and Culture Organizations in Oakland

June 20, 2018

  Study by Akonadi Foundation and Kenneth Rainin Foundation fills critical gap in research on small organizations serving people of color   Oakland, CA – A new report released today by Akonadi Foundation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation finds that small arts and culture organizations leverage cultural practices to lift up urgent community issues in Oakland, but are facing challenges that hamper their growth, stability and sustainability.
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Categories: Akonadi Foundation, Beloved Community Fund, Lateefah Simon, Oakland

BOOST: the Beloved Community Fund’s Organizational Strengthening Pilot

February 14, 2018

“Culture can be a powerful tool to build movements and leverage the voice, power, and self-determination in our communities.” -Lateefah Simon, President of Akonadi Foundation February 2018 We are excited to announce the launch of BOOST: the Beloved Community Fund’s Organizational Strengthening Pilot, which will support under-resourced arts and cultural organizations serving low-income communities of color in Oakland.
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Categories: #BelovedCommunity, Akonadi Foundation, Beloved Community Fund, BOOST, Philanthropy, Racial Justice, Youth