NEW: Our 2022 sizzle reel!

We are so grateful to work every day in partnership with the racial and social justice leaders who dare to #ImagineBetter for our communities. Our new video highlights some of our collective work and impact in 2022.

Client News

This week, hundreds of funders, policymakers, advocates, activists, and community members gathered at the Oakland Museum of California to have a bold, powerful and unapologetically Black conversation about building a multi-racial democracy that centers Black communities and Black power. The event, hosted by California Black Freedom Fund and Northern California Grantmakers, featured a conversation with icons of our time: Steve Phillips, Angela Glover Blackwell, and our future congresswoman Lateefah Simon. Thanks to all who attended; we are inspired by your commitment to the movement for racial justice and Black liberation. To learn more about the California Black Freedom Fund’s goal of raising and investing $100 million in Black-led movement-based organizations, visit:

We love to see it! Damon Packwood, founder and executive director of Gameheads, was featured in the latest episode of KTVU’s Voices for Change. Damon spoke with host Greg Lee about the barriers low-income youth of color face to entering the gaming industry and why efforts like Gameheads’ are an effective way to diversify tech. Watch the episode at

The race to replace Diane Feinstein is likely to be one of the most expensive contests California has ever seen. Some of the state’s most prominent political strategists joined together to create a Super PAC to support Rep. Barbara Lee’s campaign for the senate seat and give her the competitive edge in a crowded field. California Donor Table Executive Director Ludovic Blain weighed in on fundraising at this stage of the race for Politico.

What We’re Reading

Reparations are about Black safety. That’s why recommendations from the California Reparations Task Force explicitly call for reducing funding for police and eliminating deadly practices of racial profiling, use of force, and “discriminatory policing and particularly killings.” This long form piece from KQED traces the tumultuous recent history of Oakland Police Department and the violence they have inflicted — and continue to — on Black communities to the legacy of slavery and the essential, but largely overlooked, work that the Task Force is leading.