Decolonizing Wealth Project is an Indigenous-led racial justice organization that envisions a world where racial equity has become a societal norm – where new systems ensure everyone can live their best lives, thrive in their cultures, and heal from generations of colonial trauma. Decolonizing Wealth Project (DWP) was established in 2018 to disrupt the existing systems of moving and controlling capital by offering truth, reconciliation, and healing from the ails of colonization through education, radical reparative giving, and narrative change.
The California Truth & Healing Council (the “Council” or “CTHC”), created by Executive Order N-15-19, bears witness to, records, examines existing documentation of, and receives California Native American narratives regarding the historical relationship between the State of California and California Native Americans in order to clarify the historical record of such relationship in the spirit of truth and healing. The Council’s mission is facilitated by the Governor’s Tribal Advisor and includes representatives from California Native American tribes, relevant state and local agencies, and other relevant non-governmental stakeholders. The Council works in consultation with California Native American tribes to shape the overarching focus and develop the work of the Council and will endeavor to accurately represent the diversity of experience of California Native Americans within the State of California.
To support this process, Liberated Capital, a fund of Decolonizing Wealth Project, is launching a new multi-year grantmaking initiative, the California Truth and Healing Fund, to support the engagement of California Native American families, communities, tribes and organizations in the healing opportunities presented in this process and advance the broader objectives of the Council, including to galvanize philanthropy to support the recommendations from the Council’s report. Funding decisions will be guided by an advisory board of CA Native Americans.
Read the Press Release.
Funding priorities of the California Truth and Healing Fund will shift over time as the work progresses. Current funding priorities should include activities that directly support the goals of engagement with the Truth and Healing process, such as but not limited to:
Grant proposals may be submitted at any time before September 15, 2022. In 2022, there will be two rounds of grantmaking:
Round 1 Proposal Deadline: June 29, 2022
Round 1 Decisions Announced: July 2022
Round 2 Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2022
Round 2 Decisions Announced: October 2022
Liberated Capital uses the JustFund platform to accept and review proposals. To apply, follow the steps below:
(1) LOGIN OR CREATE A JUSTFUND ACCOUNT
Visit www.justfund.us to log in or register for an account.
(2) ONCE YOU ARE LOGGED INTO YOUR JUSTFUND ACCOUNT ->
View JustFund’s How to Apply video for a step-by-step walkthrough on submitting your proposal.
Register below for our upcoming support webinars which will provide an overview of our Request for Proposals (RFP) and application process through the JustFund platform.
Thu, May 26, 2022 1:00 – 2:30 pm PST:
Wed, June 1, 2022 3:00 – 4:30 pm PST: Watch the replay here.
What if you can’t attend the webinar?
Not a problem. A link to the webinar recording will be posted on our Decolonizing Wealth Project YouTube page.
For questions, or if you need assistance with submitting your application, please reach out to our team at email@example.com, subject line: CA Truth and Healing Fund.
For technical assistance with the JustFund platform, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in supporting the California Truth and Healing Fund, please email us at email@example.com, subject line: CA Truth and Healing Fund.