We are deeply committed to investing in and supporting community-based organizations and initiatives in Oakland that are on the front lines of racial justice movement building. In response to this critical moment in Oakland and nationally, Akonadi Foundation launched the #SoLoveCanWin Community Response Fund, intended to spark imagination and seed new ways of advancing safety and healing opportunities in Oakland for the communities most injured by racial inequity. Building safe and healed communities is a precondition for the sustained transformative change we seek. Today, we remain as committed as ever to racial justice movement building that strengthens the solidarity and intersectionality of our struggles.
Between Aug. 31 and Oct. 27, 2017, Akonadi Foundation’s #SoLoveCanWin Community Response Fund awarded 16 grants, totaling $77,643. Many of the grants were given to organizations working with communities at the intersection of multiple oppressions, including gender, sexual orientation, and age. The final deadline for applications is Nov. 15, 2017, and the grant awards will be announced on Nov. 24, 2017.