Akonadi Foundation Mission
The Akonadi Foundation’s mission is to support the development of powerful social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a racially just society. The Akonadi Foundation believes we need a social movement to overcome structural racism. Building a social movement means moving a large base of people to action united by shared strategy, principles and goals.
The Beloved Community Fund
The Beloved Community Fund supports nonprofit organizations, as well as other organizations that work with fiscal sponsors, that are organizing:
- Projects and events that reclaim public space in Oakland, in order to affirm and celebrate the collective memory, shared histories, social identities and cultures of communities of color living in the city as well as events which provide a platform to discuss pressing issues and struggles.
- Projects and events which affirm spatial and cultural relationships that nurture a sense of healing, belonging and community through the support of the expressive cultures of Oakland’s communities of color.
- Projects and events which support people of color gathering and reclaiming public space through the process of cultural exchange in light of the negative forces of gentrification and displacement.
Grant awards are limited to $15,000 or less.