Our weekly digest of client news and events.
California Donor Table “not only provides a good example of how individual donors can be organized to coordinate political and philanthropic funding; it also shows donors with wealth how they can best support communities of color.” Learn more about the statewide community of donors looking to increase their pooled investments in communities of color in this in-depth profile. Inside Philanthropy.
Denilson Garibo, a student director on the Oakland Unified School District board and recent Oakland High School graduate, has been a critical voice in Black Organizing Project’s advocacy and community organizing to remove police from schools across the district. Denilson recently talked about the historic victory the movement secured when the Oakland Board voted to pass the George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate the Oakland Schools Police Department with ColorLines.
According to Lateefah Simon, president of Akonadi Foundation, “Black leaders have long been left out of being supported in the movements they’re leading.” With All in for Oakland, a new $12.5 million initiative aimed at ending the criminalization for youth of color in Oakland, Akonadi is leading a movement in philanthropy to “start funding existing institutions that we have for too long ignored or disrespected the leadership.” Inside Philanthropy.
In last night’s opener of an already unique MLB season, the Los Angeles Dodgers wore jerseys that read “Black Lives Matter” and “In This Together” as they took on the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers will auction the Black Lives Matters jerseys with all proceeds to benefit LA-based partners of the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color, a network of CEOs from the states' leading philanthropic institutions created with the goal of shaping a better future for boys and men of color—and for California.
As part of a statewide effort to reduce barriers and improve opportunities for boys and men of color, philanthropic leaders from the California Funders for Boys and Men of Color (CFBMoC) recently announced $225,000 in awards to nine organizations focused on educational equity for boys and men of color in Sacramento and San Joaquin counties, helping young people of color in the region prepare for college. Yahoo! Finance.
Alliance for Girls is recruiting young leaders to join their Young Women's Leadership Board (YWLB) for the August 2020-June 2021 cohort. The YWLB plays an important role in driving and defining the work of AFG, including advising and directing AFG’s programs, advocacy, and research like the statewide research initiative on girls' needs during COVID-19. Nonprofit program alumna between the ages of 16-20 in California who identifies as a girl* or gender-expansive youth and is committed to being a leader in their community can apply HERE. More information about the program is available here.
* “Girls” refers to gender-expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth).