Fruitvale / Eastlake Cohort, CA
Together for 5 Years
Each Cohort lasts five years so relationships can strengthen, processes can develop, and internal structures can be built. Together, Street Level Health Project, Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants, and EastSide Arts Alliance and Cultural Center meet quarterly to present grant proposals to each other, vote on new grants, share progress updates, and seek advice on new challenges as they build capacity and grow.
The mission of CERI is to improve the social, emotional, psychological, economic, and physical health of refugees and immigrants affected by war, torture, genocide or other forms of extreme trauma.
The mission of Eastside Cultural Center is to unite art with activism for community empowerment, cultural development, and to build bridges between the disenfranchised, racially divided communities in Oakland.
Long-Term Community Investment
Magic Cabinet prioritizes community-born, led, and serving organizations to build their capacity and accelerate their impact. We believe if given the time, tools, and resources they ask for, the organizations and the communities they serve will flourish. Founded in 2021, this cohort will last five years.
Capacity Building Projects Overview
An effective nonprofit is more than its programs. Each Cohort has access to $2.5m through collectively approved capacity-building grants— approximately $500k available each year. Every Cohort member faces unique challenges and opportunities for their organization; that’s why they determine how to leverage Magic Cabinet funds.