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"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

California Black Freedom Fund New Funding

As part of a new, five-year, $100 million initiative dedicated to Black power-building and organizing in California, Akonadi Foundation joins other funders for the California Black Freedom Fund to provide grants to Black-led organizing efforts working to eradicate systemic and institutional racism.

In its second round of grantmaking, California Black Freedom Fund will prioritize support for Black-led grassroots organizations with missions and strategies that focus on mobilizing young people, families and communities to build Black power. This grant round will allow for organizations to increase their capacity to enhance advocacy and organizing efforts. To be eligible for a grant, organizations must be:

  • Focused on combating systemic anti-Black racism and building power in Black communities.
  • Based in California and working with Black communities with budgets of $1 million or less.
  • Have a 501(c)(3) designation or a fiscal sponsor with a 501(c)(3) designation.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which provides fiscal and administrative management of the fund, is hosting an information session on April 27 at 1:30 pm. Register here.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 14, 2021, by using Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s online grant application form.

For more information and to access the request for proposals, please visit: CABlackFreedomFund.org.