So Love Can Win Rapid Response Fund
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Deadline: Sep 15, 2020
Grant amount: Up to US $10,000
Fields of work: Racial / Ethnic Justice & Rights Disaster Preparedness
Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group
Funding uses: General Operating Expense
Location of project: Alameda County, California
Location of residency: Alameda County, CaliforniaView website Save
About this funder:
NOTE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting April 8, 2020, and ending September 15, 2020, or until funds are exhausted.
In difficult times, Oakland’s organizers, culture bearers, and healers not only provide solace and support, but also, continue to build a collective vision of safety and justice beyond crisis.
The $1 million So Love Can Win Rapid Response Fund will provide general support grants between April and September 2020 to support the sustainability and vibrancy of Oakland’s racial justice movement ecosystem during the pandemic.
Akonadi Foundation is re-launching So Love Can Win to assist racial justice movement groups’ capacity to meet demands and/or aid the loss of operational revenue.
- Rapid-response grants up to $10,000
- Larger grants may be made on a case-by-case basis
- One-time flexible general support grants on a rolling basis, until the funds are exhausted
- $500,000 disbursed between April and June
- $500,000 disbursed between July and September
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- The 2020 So Love Can Win Fund supports organizations, groups, formations or collectives who:
- Are based in Oakland.
- Are led by Black, Indigenous, 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. If you need a fiscal sponsor, please contact Iris Garcia: Iris [at] akonadi.org to discuss options.
- And employ at least one of the following strategies:
- Base-building organizations who mobilize, support, develop, and build power with their members.
- Cultural formations that use culture and art as a tool for collective healing, racial justice movement building, and practices of communal joy.
- Healing justice collectives and organizations providing accessible and relevant healing, wellness and self-care practices using an anti-racist political frame.
- Oakland focused journalism with stories that highlight the racial impact of the pandemic on Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities and use their platform to promote community leadership, mutual aid, and cultural resilience.
- Fund priorities
- Organizations with budgets under $500,000.
- Organizations that advance the leadership of women, trans, queer and non-binary communities; immigrant and undocumented communities; and formerly/currently incarcerated people and their families.