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.
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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 that promotes racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ communities.
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Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ)

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice: $100,000 a year for three years. Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) interrupts cycles of violence and poverty by motivating and empowering young people affected by or involved in the criminal justice system.
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EastSide Arts Alliance

EastSide Arts Alliance: $75,000 for one year. EastSide Arts Alliance, based in Oakland’s San Antonio district, is a multigenerational, multiracial collective of artists and other cultural workers at the intersection of cultural and political consciousness.
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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 uses community organizing and advocacy as tools to end mass incarceration and redirect resources away from punishment systems to schools and 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 harmed by the criminal justice system and advocates to release incarcerated people, restore human and civil rights, and 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.
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Public Counsel

Public Counsel: $75,000 for one year. Over the last year, with the Black Organizing Project, Public Counsel finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Oakland Police Department to limit the role of officers working on school campuses, focusing on reducing disproportionate arrests and citations of youth of color.
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Urban Peace Movement

Urban Peace Movement: $100,000 a year for three years. Urban Peace Movement (UPM) builds youth leadership in Oakland to transform the conditions that lead to urban violence.
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