Beloved Community Fund

The Beloved Community Fund supports nonprofit organizations and those with fiscal sponsors in creating free arts and cultural events geared towards communities of color and that advance social justice in Oakland. Akonadi Foundation awards project-specific grants ranging from $2,000 – $15,000. In 2016, the average grant size was $7,300 with a total of $565,000 awarded to 77 projects.

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July 2017

Banteay Srei, Restoring the Youthful Heart: Oakland Teen Sangha, $8,000 Date: December 9, 2017 Location: E14 Gallery, Old Oakland Banteay Srei will work in collaboration with The Spot Youth Center to facilitate a 6-week summer art series to bring awareness to white supremacy, state oppression, and intersectionality.
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April 2017

Eastside Arts Alliance, 17th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival, $7,000 Date: May 20, 2017 Location: San Antonio Park, East 19th Street and Foothill Blvd The Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival (MXJAF) is an all day, free neighborhood festival that celebrates jazz, America’s classical music, and the Black musical tradition that has transcended the U.S.
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March 2017

Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, Day Laborers of Fruitvale Tell Their Stories, $15,000 Date: Multiple Events July 2017-March 2018 Location: Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Avenue Peralta Hacienda and Street Level Health Collective will partner to create a storytelling project and photo exhibit, an outdoor Museum without Walls with 8′ x 10′ panels, that make visible the day labor community of the Fruitvale.
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February 2017

East Oakland Boxing Association, Unity Art Showcase: How We Come Together, $7,500 Date: March 24, 2017 Location: Eastside Arts Alliance The East Oakland Boxing Association (EOBA) Unity Art Showcase will provide a platform for EOBA families, youth, and local Oakland artists to come together in order to showcase art as an expressive social justice medium.
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January 2017

Deep Waters Dance Collective, “Black Women Dreaming” A Ritual Rest, $10,000 Date: March 26-February 7 2017 Location: Chapter 510 & Regina’s Door House/Full of Blackwomen, is a two year, multi site specific ritual performance project that addresses the displacement, well being, and sex trafficking of black women and girls in Oakland.
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September 2016

Drumluck! A Celebration of Music for Resistance, BoomShake Music, $10,500 Date: December 4 2016 Location: Chapter 510, 2301 Telegraph Ave., Oakland This fall, Boomshake teaching artists will work with groups of women and trans folks, and low-wage immigrant workers to produce a community celebration, “Drumluck!.” Over 10 weeks – via free workshops and street performances – participants will collaboratively create interactive pieces that express their communities’ struggles through percussion, song, movement, and storytelling.
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August 2016

MalongaFest 2016, Fua Dia Congo, $10,500 Date: November 4, 2016 Location:  Malonga Casquelourd Center for The Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland Fua Dia Congo will organize MalongaFest, a free block party-style celebration featuring live music, dance and performing arts, local and international guest artists, free food and refreshments.
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July 2016

Her Resilience, .66 gender wage gap Art Exhibit: Mural Workshop, $3,500 Date: August 27, 2016 Location:  Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607 The .66: gender wage gap Art Show is the result of the 2016 Her Resilience summer residency for six women of color hosted at Qulture Collective.
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June 2016

Peacock Rebellion, STAY: An Oakland QTPOC Resilience Festival, $7,000 Date: Oct 5-6 , 2016 Location (s): Eastside Arts Alliance ; SOL- Sustaining Ourselves Locally, LOL- Liberating Ourselves Locally STAY will be a free, 2-day arts festival for queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) living in Oakland to make and share cultural tools to resist gentrification, cultural erasure and other forms of violence.
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May 2016

AfroCentric Oakland, Pan African Family Reunion, $12,000 Date: September 25, 2016 Location: Mosswood Park, W MacArthur Boulevard between Webster Street and Broadway, Oakland The Pan African Family Reunion (PAFR) is a prominent celebration for Black/African continental and Diasporic communities in the Bay.
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April 2016

Eastside Arts Alliance, Malcolm X JazzArts Festival, $6,000 May 21, 2016 11-7p Location: San Antonio Park, 18th Ave & Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606 The 16th annual Malcolm X JazzArts Festival has now become an East Oakland tradition.
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March 2016

Oakland Asian Cultural Center: 2016 Asian Pacific Islander Artist Exhibits, $10,500 Ongoing thru 2016 Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St #290, Oakland CA 94607 Oakland Asian Cultural Center will present 7 free public exhibits in 2016 featuring underrepresented Bay Area Asian Pacific Islander American artists.
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February 2016

When She Rises: When She Rises, $10,500 March 12, 2016 8-11pm Location: Studio Grand 3234 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94610 When She Rises is an art exhibit dedicated to the resilience of women.
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2015 Beloved Community Fund Grants

The 2015 Beloved Community Fund received 92 applications and made 60 grants for the total fund of $450,000. Below is the complete list of 2015 Beloved Community Fund Grantees listed by month.
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