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 initial focus will be on African American Equity and Social Justice with an expansion of the fund to include other communities of color over time. Grants from this Fund will be made toward achieving the following goals:
1. Supporting 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. Strengthen community of nonprofits 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 establishment of this fund underscores Solano Community Foundation’s commitment to positive change and our solidarity with communities of color in Solano County.
We will post additional information and grant request materials on this page as it becomes available. Please consider making a donation to support our grantmaking efforts for this just cause.
"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