Social Equity Collaborative Fund | 2017 Grantees

Total Funded: $821,650

Advancing Healthy Neighborhoods will build the agency and voice of refugee and immigrant families as equal participants in the civic, environmental and economic life in the City of El Cajon and San Diego’s City Heights neighborhood to improve social, racial and environmental justice.

  • Partners: Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans | Climate Action Campaign | Mid-City CAN
  • Funded: $135,000

Asian Solidarity Collective activates Asian American social justice consciousness, identifies intersectional affiliations, condemns anti-Blackness, and builds Asian solidarity with Black folks and other communities of color.

  • Partners: Asian Solidarity Collective | Pillars of the Community | Kuya Ate Mentorship Program | National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum-SD
  • Funded: $152,250

Semillas de Libertad supports formerly incarcerated individuals in San Diego with a focus on underserved North County through a holistic and intensive educational curriculum, which integrates culturally relevant education and legal approaches with the aim of increasing students’ wellness and reentry success.

  • Partners: Homie UP | National Latino Research Center CSUSM | Pillars of the Community | Amity Foundation Vista Ranch | Universidad Popular | CSUSM Foundation
  • Funded: $170,000

Southeastern San Diego Food Equity Project transforms the political and economic environment using neighborhood-based agricultural cooperatives as strategies of resistance to food insecurity through community/civic engagement and building alternative food ecosystems.

  • Partners: Project New Village | SD Food System Alliance | SDSU Urban Studies | Diamond Business Association | Urban West Development Consultants | Kitchens for Good | San Diego Continuing Education Woodbury University School of Architecture
  • Funded: $130,000

The CommUnity Spot Collaborative will be a home base or community center for residents and leaders from—and working within—the Southeast region to congregate and build a sense of community; offer mentoring/educational support; and support local entrepreneurship.

  • Partners: Pillars of the Community | Reclaiming the Community | Justice4SD33 | Community Based Block Program | National Latino Research Center CSUSM | Community Democracy Workshop | Umoja Club (City College)
  • Funded: $104,400

United for Justice will develop self-sufficiency for United Dispatch as a non-profit, minority-led enterprise that empowers low-income, immigrant taxi drivers to earn livable incomes and get fair treatment in their work and nurture a more powerful, collaborative voice in our immigrant communities of color for social justice and against racism.

  • Partners: United Taxi Workers of San Diego| Labor's Alliance | Employee Rights Center | Somali Bantu Association| ACLU San Diego
  • Funded: $130,000