2022 End of Year Give Guide: Advancing Racial Equity

2022 End of Year Give Guide: Advancing Racial Equity

This give guide has been curated by local experts highlighting community-based organizations that are most effective in advancing racial equity in the Bay Area. 

At San Francisco Foundation, we focus our work around: 

  • People: Ensuring economic security and opportunity for all. 
  • Place: Anchoring the region’s neighborhoods so that all residents can live, work, thrive, and create. 
  • Power: Ensuring residents have a strong political voice and can shape the decisions that affect their lives and communities. 

Recommend your grants by December 12 to help make 2023 a more prosperous and powerful year for everyone in the Bay Area. 

For additional or customized recommendations, please contact your personal Philanthropic Advisor or email donorservices@sff.org 

Bay Area Essential Workers Agenda Coalition

​The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the stark contradiction of hailing “essential workers” as the backbones of our communities yet not adequately protecting them from the risks and struggles they continue to endure. Essential workers know what is needed for a true economic recovery in our communities. The Bay Area Essential Workers Agenda Coalition is a collective of seven grassroots worker centers representing immigrant working people and working people of color. The San Francisco Foundation and ReWork the Bay supported the coalition to build a four-point platform lifting up the voices of low-wage workers. This is a unique moment to center their leadership toward real solutions.

Donor Center Specifics:
Grantee Name: Bay Area Essential Workers Agenda Coalition
Fiscal Sponsor: Chinese Progressive Association
Short Purpose: for general support of the Bay Area Essential Workers Agenda Coalition

Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project

The horrific Club Q mass shooting in Colorado Springs earlier this fall highlights the critical role community anchors – such as Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP) – play to advance safety and healing for LGBTQIA+ people. Through advocacy, organizing, and storytelling, BLMP amplifies migrant experiences for systems change work, promotes decarceration and police accountability, and disrupts detention and deportation practices. Join us in supporting BLMP’s work to build power, resilience, and community for Black LGBTQIA+ youth and adult migrants. 

Donor Center Specifics:   
Grantee Name: Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project 
Short Purpose: for general support of Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project

Brotherhood of Elders Network ​ 

The Brotherhood of Elders Network is an intergenerational network of men of African descent whose mission is to foster environments where Black males are empowered to flourish. It supports grassroots organizing and policy advocacy to advance equitable system-level solutions for low-income communities and communities of color in Oakland, Alameda County, and beyond. It works on a wide range of issues, including housing, health and policing.

Donor Center Specifics:
Grantee Name: Brotherhood of Elders

Equal Justice Society ​

Equal Justice Society (EJS) is an Oakland-based civil rights organization working to restore the constitutional protections of the Fourteenth Amendment. EJS focuses its advocacy on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, promoting racial diversity in higher education, and combating racial inequities in housing and the criminal justice system. 

Donor Center Specifics: 
Grantee Name: Equal Justice Society 

Intertribal Friendship  ​House

Intertribal Friendship House (IFH) is one of the first urban American Indian community centers in the nation. IFH addresses the civic, social and cultural needs of American Indian people relocated from reservations to the San Francisco Bay Area. It serves over 100 different tribes and 32 native cultural keepers. 

Donor Center Specifics:  
Grantee Name: Intertribal Friendship House 

Lift Up Contra Costa ​​

Lift Up Contra Costa is a county-wide civic engagement table dedicated to amplifying the voices of Black people, people of color and working families. It is a coalition of over 100,000 Contra Costa residents that build political power, fight for policies, & hold local elected officials accountable. They fight against all forms of oppression, including anti-black racism, racism, anti-immigrant, anti-LBGTQ, environmental & healthcare injustice, and classist, anti-worker movements.  

Donor Center Specifics: 
Grantee Name: Lift Up Contra Costa
Short Purpose: for general support of Lift Up Contra Costa

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Visit the Donor Center by clicking this link and use the Donor Center specifics included for each organization.

Please email donorservices@sff.org with any questions or for additional recommendations.