Monument Impact announces new grant to advance racial and economic equity from The San Francisco Foundation
Monument Impact is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a $50,000 grant from The San Francisco Foundation as part of the foundation’s People, Place and Power initiative—three interconnected strategies of “expanding access to opportunity by removing systemic barriers to meaningful jobs; anchoring communities that reflect people’s culture and identity; and nurturing equity movements to ensure a strong political voice for all.”
These funds will help Monument Impact expand its base of community leaders through a training program designed to build leadership skills for local residents to effectively advocate for key issues such as safety, displacement, housing, and immigrant rights.
“We are especially pleased to partner with The San Francisco Foundation,” said Monument Impact’s Executive Director Debra Ballinger Bernstein. “Growing income inequality, skyrocketing rents and housing displacement, which significantly impacts Concord residents, and the backlash against immigrants all point to the urgent need for increased local resident leadership, especially in the Monument Corridor.”
Monument Impact was selected as one of The San Francisco Foundation’s 140 grantees receiving $11.5 million. Ms. Bernstein noted that the foundation’s “stronger focus in Contra Costa County is a welcome opportunity for organizations serving low income communities of color.”
Leadership development and advocacy classes to start mid August, Please Contact Lupe Alaniz for further information (925) 682-8248 Ext.2190