Oakland organizations get $1.4 million to further local racial equity

OAKLAND — Oakland’s Akonadi Foundation is giving about $1.4 million to 15 organizations fighting for racial justice on a local level.

The grants — which range from $50,000 to $150,000 — come from Akonadi’s Arc Toward Justice fund, which is designated for organizations that promote long-term racial equity, said the foundation’s Vice President of Programs Gina Acebo. The funds are unrestricted.

“I was born and raised here in Oakland, and it makes me so proud to be witness to the type of work these groups are doing in the streets of Oakland,” Acebo said in an interview.