Akonadi Foundation allocates $500,000 in funding
So Love Can Win provides grants to racial justice organizations, initiatives and projects in Oakland
March 15, 2021 (Oakland, Calif.) — Akonadi Foundation announced today funding of up to $500,000 to sustain organizations through its So Love Can Win Fund. With the application process beginning March 15th, the grants will be disbursed in two rounds to racial justice organizations that work with and are led by Black, Indigenous, or people of color in Oakland.
“Akonadi Foundation’s 20-year track record of supporting racial justice organizations in Oakland has shown us that when communities have the resources they need to thrive, we all win,” said Lateefah Simon, Akonadi Foundation president. “So Love Can Win embraces this spirit of Oakland; all of us are coming together to fortify the resilience and vitality of our city.”
So Love Can Win provides general support grants of $10,000 to organizations, initiatives and projects in Oakland that employ the following strategies: local racial justice organizing, art and culture, healing and wellness, and journalism or narrative change. Grants may be used for organizational sustainability.
Akonadi Foundation launched the fund in 2016 as the nation faced a wave of racialized police-involved shootings and community violence. So Love Can Win provided grants for new racial justice projects in Oakland that specifically addressed issues of healing and safety. For more information on the So Love Can Win fund and how to apply, visit: https://akonadi.org/so-love-can-win/