What if society valued art and looked to artists and creators as activists, educators, and leaders? These organizations support artists and the creative power that art has to move us emotionally; and they tie that creative output to strategic planning and activism that will bring about awareness and, ultimately, transformative change.

A collection of art from Art in Resistance

Art in Resistance (Past Project)

The Art In Resistance Fellowship was established by artists and changemakers to simultaneously support artists and…

A black woman with red hair with Bay Rising holding a megaphone

Bay Rising (Past Project)

Bay Rising (BR) is a growing alliance between community-led organizations across the Bay Area. Their vision is of a…

A drawing of a tree with banners that say 'How do we transition from a world rooted in violence, domination, and extraction to a world rooted in interdependence, regeneration and resilience.' Beloved Communities Network

Beloved Communities Network

Beloved Community is not ours in conception. The concept is rooted in the legacy of the Fellowship of Reconciliation,…

A black and white image of a black girl smiling with the word 'LOVE' overlayed. BIG We Foundation.

BIG We Foundation

BIG We Foundation (BWF) unleashes the social imagination of those who often go unheard, and supports building a world…

Graffiti on a wall spelling out BREATHE


Breathe understands that comprehensive, accelerated change requires the pressure of a mass movement with historically…

Democracy at Home

Democracy at Home is a youth led non-profit building coalitions to pass legislation written by young people

A mural by Cece Carpio featuring BIPOC history of spirituality and well-being for Healing Clinic Collective

Healing Clinic Collective

Healing Clinic Collective (HCC) encourages re-engagement to a sacred way of relating to ourselves as whole people. With…

A rack of bananas, half yellow and half green, with a sign above them that reads 'HOME?' for Intelligent Mischief

Intelligent Mischief

Intelligent Mischief is a creative studio and design lab whose purpose is to unleash Black imagination to shape a…

Five smiling and laughing BIPOC women stand in front of a microphone and music stand at New Moon Collaborations

New Moon Collaborations

New Moon Collaborations is a home for innovation that centers the spirit, strength, vision, and creativity of Black and…

A large group of energetic people hold handmade poster board signs for Oakland Rising.

Oakland Rising (Past Project)

Oakland Rising was founded in 2006 by the executive directors from APEN, Ella Baker Center, E-BASE, and Urban Habitat.…