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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

Did philanthropy do enough?
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation

Will history look favorably at philanthropy's efforts to protect and promote equity during the Trump Administration? Attendees of the Northern...more

Philanthropically Speaking, Who are the Donors to Organizing for Action?
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation, Arcus Foundation

OFA's voluntary disclosures reveal donors from hedge funds, real estate, and philanthropy, though that shouldn't be surprising: Big donors are people...more

PCN Gathering Recap :: Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy
Foundation: Akonadi Foundation, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation , MacArthur Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, California Endowment, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hyams Foundation , Rockefeller Foundation, San Francisco Foundation

GrantCraft and Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity. Philanthropy in a Changing Society – a Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors report on workforce diversity...more

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