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Juneteenth Festival at Lake Merritt Eastshore
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation

The Akonadi Foundation gave over $115,000 in grants to 23 organizations last year that serve Oakland's most vulnerable populations. On...more

HOMEY grand reopening in Mission as group seeks to reach new levels
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation, Google.org, San Francisco Foundation

In 2017, HOMEY received a $15,000 grant from the Latino Community Foundation to take part in the foundation's first ever non-profit accelerator...more

Cepeda: Program offers organizations a hand up instead of a handout
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation, Google.org, San Francisco Foundation

... going to change the world,” said Chernyak, vice president of programs and policy at the San Francisco-based Latino Community Foundation...more

Oscar Grant mural at BART's Fruitvale Station opens wounds as it seeks healing
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation

She heads the Akonadi Foundation, a social justice nonprofit that offers grants to smaller organizations. This year it provided $15,000 to the...more

Building Power: A Foundation Sees Voter Mobilization as a Pathway to Racial Justice
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation

Based in Oakland, California, the Akonadi Foundation has been a steady force in social justice philanthropy at the local level. This is a funder...more

Shared Power: How One Rapid Response Fund Defies Philanthropy's Hierarchical Streak
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation, Proteus Fund

The fund's approach comes at a moment of rising interest in participatory grantmaking in the world of philanthropy. Handing the keys to outsiders is hardly unheard of, and we've written about a...more

Oakland organizations get $1.4 million to further local racial equity
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation

Van Jones, co-founder of the Ella Baker Center, is shown outside the Ella Baker Center on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, in Oakland, Calif. The Ella Baker Center is one of 15 Oakland organizations to receive...more

Philanthropy Awards, 2017
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation, Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Simons Foundation

And there's no part that's more fun than looking back over the past year to take stock as we give out our annual IP Philanthropy Awards, or IPPYs. (See winners for 2016, ... But at the age of 32,...more

A Racial Justice Funder's Different Take on Rapid Response
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation

One form of grantmaking that has become popular since the 2016 election, and the many threats that have followed, is the rapid-response...more

Keeping Up: Philanthropy In an Era of Sweeping Social Movements
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation

Philanthropic support of the LGBTQ movement offers a more recent example of donor dollars making a critical difference in the push for...more

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