This Week with Change - June 19, 2020

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

In celebration of Juneteenth, we are doubling down in supporting Black-led organizations who have been on the frontlines of the fight for racial justice in California and across the country. Will you join us? We like this list but there are so many amazing community-based organizations, we encourage you to find one whose work speaks to you. 

Client News: 

The City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, East Bay Community Foundation, and Akonadi Foundation announced the launch of Belonging In Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund, a new multi-year program that will fund Oakland cultural practitioners of color to radically imagine a racially just city. In Year One of the program, Reflect & Reimagine grants will support breathing space and idea generation for what a just Oakland could look like, feel like, and be. NBC Bay Area. SF Gate. KTVU

On “day -- who knows -- of shelter in place,’ Young Women's Freedom Center program manager Najma Douglas shared a radio diary with KALW with her perspective as a Black mother on what this moment means for the economic, physical and emotional health of our communities. KALW (Najma featured at minute 9:00)

“If we act now, we can radically reshape our society in a positive way. Reducing the impact of and ultimately ending systemic racism has to be at the top of the list.” Denzel Tongue, a master of public policy candidate at The Goldman School of Public Policy and a California Initiative for Health Equity Fellow, in a powerful piece for California Health Report on the health impacts of systemic racism. Learn more about Denzel’s story, and more stories from directly impacted leaders from across California, at

“The fact that philanthropy is moving money in this moment is critical, and more is needed to make possible Black liberation and overall transformation for a generation.” Rajasvini Bhansali, executive director of Solidaire, on how funders in their network are increasing their giving to rise to this critical moment. Inside Philanthropy


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