Safeway Foundation Provides $30,000 Grant to Promote Social Justice and Racial Equity
By Chelsea Boniak | October 5, 2021
Local corporation supports initiatives to eliminate inequities and address needs of racial and ethnic minority groups
Children Rising is pleased to be the recipient of a generous $30,000 grant from the Safeway Foundation that will provide much-needed assistance to children and youth in our community impacted by social and racial inequity.
The grant is made possible by the Albertsons Companies Racial and Social Justice Grant Program. It is designed to fund programs, activities, initiatives, or educational outreach that helps eliminate inequities and address the unique needs of racial and ethnic minority groups in the community.
“Racial justice and equality cannot be achieved by people returning to the status quo. We must intentionally open a door to lasting change across our country,” said Albertsons Companies President and CEO Vivek Sankaran. “We’ve seen unity in the seas of people throughout the country demanding justice for those whose lives were senselessly taken and calling for an end to hatred, intolerance, and systemic racism. We will be part of the solution by helping our communities lay the foundation for racial equality and social justice.”
Funding programs that address educational inequity
The purpose of this funding is to encourage, empower and engage social justice and racial equity initiatives in order to improve the well-being and security of communities of color.
Our Succeeding by Reading and Path2Math tutoring programs align well with those goals. And our focus on neighborhood schools most impacted by poverty, violence, and educational inequity nurture children who typically face multiple obstacles to education.
Alongside a $15,000 grant from Safeway Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Summer Meals program, the $45,000 funding from both grants will support children, youth, and families in Children Rising programs. It also underscores the 10-year partnership between Children Rising and Safeway.
Thank you to the Safeway Foundation for your ongoing support of children and youth in the Oakland community. Your support is helping to build bridges to a better future.
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