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Akonadi Foundation

Akonadi Foundation Akonadi Foundation funds powerful movements and coordinated campaigns to shape a racially just Oakland.

Akonadi Foundation is one of the first place-based family foundations to make racial justice a central focus of our giving. We follow the lead of organizers on the frontlines of the movement for a racially just Oakland. For more than two decades, we have invested audaciously in Black and people of color-led organizing to make Oakland a beacon of justice and liberation for the nation. Our values:

~We believe that Black people and people of color must have the power to influence and determine the decisions that affect their lives.

~We believe movements led by directly impacted communities are the key to achieving racial justice.

~We believe culture and healing are essential elements in systems change.

~We believe philanthropy can be a partner in building strong organizations with abundant and flexible resources to lead the fight for justice through power-building, organizing and advocacy for racial justice.

~We believe that, together with organizers, policy makers and peers in philanthropy, we can make Oakland a beacon of justice and liberation for the nation.

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This Saturday, join our grantee partner SambaFunk! Carnaval Explosion (www.sambafunk.com) for the Oakland Carnival from ...
06/02/2022
2022 Oakland Carnival Festival

This Saturday, join our grantee partner SambaFunk! Carnaval Explosion (www.sambafunk.com) for the Oakland Carnival from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3lD3lFF

Oakland Carnival is Northern California's premier Caribbean Carnival!

Akonadi Foundation would like to congratulate Wayne Jordan, one of our co-founders, on receiving an honorary doctoral de...
05/31/2022

Akonadi Foundation would like to congratulate Wayne Jordan, one of our co-founders, on receiving an honorary doctoral degree from California State University, East Bay. This high honor recognizes Dr. Jordan for his contributions to our community as a renowned real estate developer, businessman, philanthropist, and civic leader dedicated to housing equity and social and racial justice in the East Bay and beyond.

NEXT SATURDAY: Our grantee partner SambaFunk! Carnaval Explosion (www.sambafunk.com) is back with the Oakland Carnival: ...
05/28/2022
SambaFunk! ā€“ SambaFunk!

NEXT SATURDAY: Our grantee partner SambaFunk! Carnaval Explosion (www.sambafunk.com) is back with the Oakland Carnival: The Latin Zone.

Catch some of the hottest kulcha Latino DJs in The Town with additional live performances from 12-6 PT. https://bit.ly/3lFInWs

WELCOME TO We are a collective of dancers, musicians, artists and community members, bringing to life the essence of Carnaval in our work. Through African Diaspora infused artistic techniques, we provide opportunities for dancers to grow, become in touch with themselves and learn the core elements o...

šŸ’ƒšŸ½šŸ’°GRANTS FOR FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS: Applications are now open for festival organizers to apply for City of Oakland - Loca...
05/23/2022
Neighborhood Voices for Festivals FY22-23

šŸ’ƒšŸ½šŸ’°GRANTS FOR FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS: Applications are now open for festival organizers to apply for City of Oakland - Local Government Neighborhood Voices For Festivals program for events that will take place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

šŸŽØ Festivals to be supported may include: cultural heritage practices, performances in dance, music or theater, visual art and public arts exhibitions/events, and literary presentations, that are rooted in a sense of place. Applicants must be Oakland-based nonprofits.

Learn more and join upcoming info sessions Tuesday, 5/24 and Thursday 6/2.

#510

https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/neighborhood-voices-for-festivals-fy22-23

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The deadline to apply for the 2022 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant progra...
05/20/2022

The deadline to apply for the 2022 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant program has been extended!

For over 15 years the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) has been the only national grant program of its kind, exclusively providing grants to Latinx artists and arts organizations.

Latinx artists and organizations of all disciplines based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico may apply for $10,000 grant awards. The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) includes the NFA AdƔn Medrano Legacy Award in Film, a $10,000 award for one emerging Latinx filmmaker and the Flamboyan Artist Fellowship, providing grants in support of artists living in Puerto Rico.

The application for the NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) closes on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Access it here: https://www.nalac.org/grants/nalac-fund-for-the-arts/?mc_cid=667a90b8e9&mc_eid=fd8285d116

Please join us with Anti Police-Terror Project tonight as we come together to honor the lives lost in Buffalo last weeke...
05/18/2022
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Please join us with Anti Police-Terror Project tonight as we come together to honor the lives lost in Buffalo last weekend. Our president Lateefah Simon will be one of tonight's speakers.

You can attend the vigil person or join virtually:
https://bit.ly/3LvJ27f

TOMORROW: Our  fund closes for Round 1 this Friday!This provides general support grants of $10,000 to Oaklandā€™s organize...
05/12/2022

TOMORROW: Our fund closes for Round 1 this Friday!

This provides general support grants of $10,000 to Oaklandā€™s organizers, storytellers, culture bearers, and healers who seek to ignite and implement a radical collective vision of freedom and racial justice.

Don't miss out and spread the word to any organization or project led by Black, Indigenous and people of color organizers!

Learn more and submit your application: https://akonadi.org/so-love-can-win/

Join Black Cultural Zone for the Akoma Market on Sunday May 15, 2022 at Liberation Park from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.!Check out ...
05/11/2022

Join Black Cultural Zone for the Akoma Market on Sunday May 15, 2022 at Liberation Park from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.!

Check out their exciting vendors ready to share their unique products, designs and services. See you there!

Our  fund closes this Friday for round 1 of funding! This fund supports organizations and projects in Oakland focused on...
05/10/2022

Our fund closes this Friday for round 1 of funding!

This fund supports organizations and projects in Oakland focused on healing, arts and culture, organizing, journalism or narrative change for racial justice.

Apply before May 13: akonadi.org/so-love-can-win

Tomorrow is !Head to Lake Merritt from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. to celebrate Oakland pride, culture, arts and music. Check out so...
05/09/2022

Tomorrow is !

Head to Lake Merritt from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. to celebrate Oakland pride, culture, arts and music. Check out some of the arts and DJs who will be there.

Apply now to the 2022 WJZ Award for Social Change! This year's theme is bridging and belonging. Help identify and lift u...
05/05/2022

Apply now to the 2022 WJZ Award for Social Change! This year's theme is bridging and belonging. Help identify and lift up practices that give all people a meaningful voice, shared power, access, and opportunity.

Learn more and apply: https://zff.org/wjz-award/

Zellerbach Family Foundation

Akonadi Foundationā€™s So Love Can Win Fund provides general support grants of $10,000 to Oaklandā€™s organizers, storytelle...
05/04/2022

Akonadi Foundationā€™s So Love Can Win Fund provides general support grants of $10,000 to Oaklandā€™s organizers, storytellers, culture bearers, and healers who seek to ignite and implement a radical collective vision of freedom and racial justice.

We invite you to apply for our Round 1 funding for 2022 by May 13.

Learn more about the application and criteria at: akonadi.org/so-love-can-win

Is your organization, group, or collective led by a Black, Indigenous or person of color organizer, storyteller, culture...
05/02/2022

Is your organization, group, or collective led by a Black, Indigenous or person of color organizer, storyteller, culture bearer, or healer based in Oakland?

Akonadi Foundation is still accepting applications for our fund to support your organization or project!

Round 1 of funding is open until May 13, 2022.

Apply now and share this opportunity: akonadi.org/so-love-can-win

Marlene Sanchez is the first woman of color to lead our grantee partner, the Ella Baker Center!Listen to KQED Forum for ...
04/29/2022
Marlene Sanchez on Humanizing the Conversation Around Incarceration - KQED

Marlene Sanchez is the first woman of color to lead our grantee partner, the Ella Baker Center!

Listen to KQED Forum for her story, advocating for incarcerated women and what it means to invest in communities of color: https://t.co/hfygwl07ke

Marlene Sanchez grew up in San Franciscoā€™s Mission District and experienced the effects of the criminal justice system from an early age. She landed in juvenile detention after getting into a fight at school, an experience that led her to community organizing and activism by the time she was 15. N...

Have you applied to our  Fund? This fund provides general support grants of $10,000 to Oaklandā€™s organizers, storyteller...
04/28/2022

Have you applied to our Fund?

This fund provides general support grants of $10,000 to Oaklandā€™s organizers, storytellers, culture bearers, and healers who seek to ignite and implement a radical collective vision of freedom and racial justice!

Applications are due by May 13, 2022 for the first round of funding: https://akonadi.org/so-love-can-win/

Share this with an organizer, healer or artist in your network!

Join our grantee partner  for their 24th annual May Arts Festival! Save the date and join the fun in the park on May 14t...
04/26/2022

Join our grantee partner for their 24th annual May Arts Festival!

Save the date and join the fun in the park on May 14th.

If you are interested in volunteering and other ways to support the event, go to: http://tinyurl.com/MayArts2022!

The 2022 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts application is now open for Latinx artists a...
04/25/2022
NALAC

The 2022 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fund for the Arts application is now open for Latinx artists and arts organizations! Deadline to apply is May 18.

Check out the guidelines and application at www.nalac.org.

Promoting, connecting, and cultivating Latino arts and cultures

Join our  grantee partner Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice and their Dream Beyond Bars Fellow, Ieshia Br...
04/21/2022
Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves

Join our grantee partner Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice and their Dream Beyond Bars Fellow, Ieshia Brown, on Monday, April 25th for a discussion of the new book, The Four Pivots.

RSVP to learn more about how to build healthier social justice movements.

https://bit.ly/3uSzUES

Join CURYJ Dream Beyond Bars Fellow, Ieshia Brown, in a discussion of the new book, The Four Pivots. She'll be sitting down with Greg Hodge and author Shawn Ginwright to shed light on how we can begin to build healthier movements. 25 attendees will be randomly chosen to receive a free copy of the bo...

We are grateful for the organizers, storytellers, culture bearers, and healers who are dedicated to making Oakland a mor...
04/19/2022

We are grateful for the organizers, storytellers, culture bearers, and healers who are dedicated to making Oakland a more just and liberated community for everyone.

Through the Fund, Akonadi Foundation provides general support to Black, Indigenous and people of color-led organizations and projects focused on racial justice organizing, healing, arts and culture, journalism and narrative strategies.

Deadline to apply for Round 1 of funding is May 13, 2022.

Learn more and apply: https://akonadi.org/so-love-can-win/

: The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young, immigrant musicians who demon...
04/18/2022
2023 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Music - Vilcek Foundation

: The Vilcek Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young, immigrant musicians who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in music!

Apply by June 10, 2022 and share this with other immigrant musicians in your network! https://bit.ly/3Eh27rO

Apply now $50,000 prizes for young, immigrant musicians who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in music.

This year, Alameda County will be voting for a new District Attorney for the first time in over a decade! Check out thes...
04/15/2022

This year, Alameda County will be voting for a new District Attorney for the first time in over a decade! Check out these two events to learn more:

Join our grantee partner Justice Reinvestment Coalition of Alameda County and Genesis California for an online Faith Forum on April 27th.

Register here: https://t.co/18EUmMMzgb

Then, get your questions answered at the DA Candidate virtual forum on May 5th! Register here: https://t.co/o3Zy8SjbRF

Please share widely!

Have you applied to our  Fund? This fund provides general support grants of $10,000 to Oaklandā€™s organizers, storyteller...
04/13/2022

Have you applied to our Fund?

This fund provides general support grants of $10,000 to Oaklandā€™s organizers, storytellers, culture bearers, and healers who seek to ignite and implement a radical collective vision of freedom and racial justice!

Applications are due by May 13, 2022 for the first round of funding: https://akonadi.org/so-love-can-win/

Share this with an organizer, healer, or artist in your network!

Our  grantee partner Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice unlocks the leadership of young people and support...
04/12/2022

Our grantee partner Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice unlocks the leadership of young people and supports those most impacted by street violence to make a difference in their lives. We are proud to support CURYJ in their goal to end youth incarceration in California.

Learn more about CURYJ at: curyj.org

Our  grantee partner Disability Rights California is a nonprofit that defends, advances, and strengthens the rights and ...
04/11/2022

Our grantee partner Disability Rights California is a nonprofit that defends, advances, and strengthens the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

In the fight for education justice for Oakland youth, DRC provides data, legal, and policy analysis to support the creation of police-free schools and the implementation of the George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate the Oakland Schools Police Department.

Learn more about DRC's advocacy programs and public policy work at disabilityrightsca.org

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436 14th St, Ste 1417
Oakland, CA
94612-2711

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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+1 510-663-3867

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Since 2000, Akonadi Foundation has promoted grantmaking that supports and nurtures racial justice movement building. We work toward a racially just society by investing in grantee organizations and visionary leaders who are fighting for racial equity in Oakland. To fulfill our purpose to support racial justice movement building, Akonadi Foundation focuses our funding in three main program areas:

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The Arc Toward Justice Fund focuses on long-term efforts to foster racial equity for youth and young adults of color in Oakland. Because Akonadi Foundation recently expanded our grantee cohort, at the moment we are not accepting new applications for 2018.

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