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SOLANO SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY FUND

The 2022 Solano Social Justice and Equity Grant cycle will open on or about July 1, 2022.

At the Solano Community Foundation, we envision a Solano where equity and social justice are woven into the fabric of our communities. After years of underinvestment in our communities, this fund focuses philanthropy efforts where they can have the most impact. Launched in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests of June 2020, this fund seeks to build resources for community healing and underscores our commitment to communities of color in Solano County.

The establishment of this fund underscores Solano Community Foundation’s commitment to working toward positive change in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.  SCF stands in solidarity with communities of color in Solano County as we strive to address and resolve socio-economic disparity. Please consider making a donation to support our grantmaking efforts for this just cause.

Initial funding focus will be on African-American and LatinX led organizations, specifically those that serve the African-American and LatinX communities in Solano County. The long term goal is to expand grantmaking to include BIPOC organizations serving communities of color as additional funding is received.  More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Grants from this Fund will be made for these two purposes:

1.  In support of new and ongoing projects and programs which address:

 >  Health Disparities through community healing and efforts to build healthy neighborhoods.

 >  Housing Justice through organizing and advocacy efforts.

 >  Economic Disparities through innovation, jobs, and workforce development.

 >  Disparities in Youth Enrichment Opportunities through in-school, after-school, and youth mentoring initiatives.

2.  To strengthen nonprofit programs and services in Solano County by:

 >  Identifying and addressing disparities in mission focus and delivery of services for people of color.

 >  Supporting sustainability, growth, and capacity-building for organizations led by, and serving people of color.

 >  Supporting collaborations and networking opportunities focused on social justice and equity for people of color.

"The time for action is now; we must address and begin resolving the disparities for people of color.  We have to act against social injustices and inequities for black and brown Solano residents if we are to improve our quality of life now, and for future generations.” - C. Harris, CEO

Established

Jun 03, 2020

Interest Area

Human & Social Services