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  • Your group is based  in Oakland and activities are Oakland-based
  • Your group is led by Black, Indigenous and People of Color and demonstrates a history of work with Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Oakland
  • Your group has 501(c)(3) status or is 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 info [at] akonadi.org to discuss options.
  • Your group employs at least one of the following strategies:
    • Organizing: Base-building organizations who mobilize, support, develop, and build power with their members 
    • Healing: Healing justice collectives and organizations providing accessible and relevant healing, wellness and self-care practices using an anti-racist political frame 
    • Arts and Culture: Cultural formations that use culture as a tool for racial justice movement building 
    • Voice:  Oakland-focused journalism or narrative efforts that highlight racial justice movement building and/or the issues impacting Black, Indigenous or people of color communities with an emphasis on promoting community leadership, mutual aid, and cultural resilience. 

We will prioritize applications from the following:

  • Organizations with budgets under $500,000
  • Organizations or efforts that advance the leadership of women, trans, queer and non-binary communities; immigrant and undocumented communities; and formerly/currently incarcerated people and their families

To Apply 

  • Applications will be accepted from March 15, 2021 through May 1, 2021 for Round 1 and July 1, 2021 through September 1, 2021 for Round 2. 
  • Applicants may apply online or through a scheduled phone interview with Akonadi Foundation program staff. Phone interviews are reserved for applicants with accessibility barriers and/or limited technology, as well as applicants who have never applied for a grant.
  • No email applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants will receive a decision by May 31, 2021 for Round 1 applications and by September 30, 2021 for Round 2 applications. 
  • Organizations are eligible for one round of funding. Organizations may not resubmit a proposal that has been declined. If an organization is declined in Round 1, they may not submit a new proposal in Round 2. 
  • Checks or electronic transfers will be sent to approved grantees within five business days of receipt of a signed contract.

Organizations or groups may apply for a general support grant of $10,000.  Larger grants may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Groups may not receive more than one So Love Can Win grant in 2021. 


Questions? Email: solovecanwin@akonadi.org

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What amount of money do you spend to do your work annually?
Grant Contact


Fiscal Sponsor Organization

Fiscal Sponsor Contact


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Please answer the following questions with each response no longer than 250 words.

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