Israel-Oakland Impact Grant Initiative
Impact Grant Initiative
The Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest is proud to have launched a new initiative: two grants of up to $5,000, awarded to Oakland organizations with the goal of funding specific social or environmental impact projects of their choosing.
Congratulations to our two awardees, MISSSEY and Oakland Genesis!
Oakland Genesis will use the grant to fund Beyond High School, their year-round academic program that provides 10 6th-12th grade soccer teams with academic support. Each team meets with an academic mentor and soccer coach three times a week, starting with a 75-minute classroom workshop followed by a 90-minute soccer practice. The students on each team will be prepared for life after high school graduation with college eligibility and/or career readiness.
MISSSEY’s grant will be put towards their monthly benefits navigation clinic, So Much More. So Much More helps low-income individuals access the vital benefits that will provide them with healthy food, medical care, and food for women with children. Access to such resources are essential for youth exiting sexually exploitative situations.