Akonadi Foundation launches So Love Can Win Rapid Response Grant 2020

Akonadi Foundation
Last date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
United States

Detailed Description

Through So Love Can Win, Akonadi Foundation provides rapid-response general support grants to Oakland organizers, storytellers, culture bearers, and healers who seek to ignite and implement a radical collective vision of freedom and justice.

Funding Information

  • $470,000 will be available
  • Rapid-response grants up to $10,000
  • Larger grants may be made on a case-by-case basis


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 formerly/currently incarcerated people and their families.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for a 2020 So Love Can Win grant, applicants must:

  • Be an organization, group, formation or collective
  • Be based in Oakland
  • Be committed to dismantling anti-Black racism
  • Be led by Black, Indigenous, people of color
  • Demonstrate a history of work with Black, Indigenous, people of color in Oakland
  • Have 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor.  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 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 and the anti-racist freedom struggle of Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities and use their platform to promote community leadership, mutual aid, and cultural resilience.

Source: https://akonadi.org/so-love-can-win/

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