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US: Akonadi Foundation’s So Love Can Win Fund

US: Akonadi Foundation’s So Love Can Win Fund

Deadline: 13-May-22

The Akonadi Foundation is pleased to announce the So Love Can Win Fund that provides general support grants to Oakland’s organizers, storytellers, culture bearers, and healers who seek to ignite and implement a radical collective vision of freedom and racial justice.

Applicants must employ at least one of the following strategies:
Organizing – Base-building organizations that mobilize, support, develop, and build power with their members.
Arts & Culture – Cultural formations that use culture as a tool for racial justice movement building.
Healing – Healing justice collectives and organizations providing accessible and relevant healing, wellness and self-care practices using an anti-racist political frame.
Voice – Oakland-focused journalism or narrative efforts that highlight racial justice movement building and/or issues impacting Black, Indigenous or people of color communities with an emphasis on promoting community leadership, mutual aid, and cultural resilience.
Funding Information
$500,000 in available funding to be dispersed in two rounds.
$10,000 general support grants. On occasion, the foundation may consider funding proposals at a higher level, such as coalitions or partnerships that are applying under one proposal.
Akonadi Foundation anticipates awarding the majority of grants in Round 1. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in Round 1.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for a 2022 So Love Can Win grant, applicants must:
Be an organization, group, formation or collective
Be based in Oakland
Be led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color and demonstrate a history of work with Black, Indigenous, people of color in Oakland
Have 501(c) (3) status or are fiscally sponsored. Akonadi is continuing its partnership with the Social Good Fund, which will waive its normal fiscal sponsorship fees to groups that have been approved for a So Love Can Win grant and are in need of a fiscal sponsor.
Akonadi Foundation will prioritize grant support to the following:

Organizations with budgets under $500,000.
Organizations that advance the leadership of women, trans, queer and non-binary communities; immigrant and undocumented communities; and people who are formerly/currently incarcerated and their families
For more information, visit https://akonadi.org/so-love-can-win/

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