This Week with Change - March 29, 2019

Our weekly digest of client news and events.

Client News
Akonadi Foundation shared that their  grantmaking efforts would focus “on supporting organizations working to drastically reduce the criminalization of people of color in Oakland and Alameda County and bolstering the movement calling for an end to youth incarceration”, as well as the final round of grants of its Beloved Community Fund grants to 17 organizations.

California Funders for Boys and Men of Color joined the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, community and philanthropic partners and elected leaders in Sacramento this week to discuss ideas for partnership, outline opportunities for action to support the leadership of youth of color and develop approaches to achieve community safety and resiliency. Follow the conversations through @AllianceforBMOC and @CABMOCFunders.

The Zellerbach Foundation shares the news of its first ever William J. Zellerbach Award for Social Change on KCBS to honor the “power of innovation and leadership for social change and social good”.

What We Learned This Week

California Budget and Policy Center convened funders, elected officials, researchers, and advocates for a discussion on how to create economic opportunity for all Californians at
Policy Insights 2019. The day included an update on the Governor’s agenda and priorities, how the state is equipping itself for an economic downturn, and workshops that included examining the impact of the racial wealth gap. Our founder and principal Bilen Mesfin Packwood moderated a panel on intentional communications to advance racial and gender equity, featuring Veronica Carrizales, Policy and Campaign Development Director of California Calls, Noreen Farrell, Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates and John Kim, Co-Director of Advancement Project. Learn more and follow the conversation at #PolicyInsights2019

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