Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Announces Major $1.7M Philanthropic Investment to Help Create Safe & Affordable Space for Oakland’s Arts Community

Cross-posted from Oakland’s Office of the Mayor

A group of public and private partners team up to create long-term, sustainable solutions to creating affordable, safe spaces for artists and arts organizations.

Oakland, CA – Today, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced $1.7 million in philanthropic funds to support sustainable, long-term solutions to creating affordable, safe spaces for Oakland’s artists and arts organizations. Though this support has been in development for many months, these funds are especially important and prescient in light of the recent Oakland warehouse fire tragedy. 

826 Valencia Opens Doors in San Francisco’s Tenderloin

The Tenderloin’s newest resident, 826 Valencia, celebrated the grand opening of its long-awaited youth writing facility on May 19th with a ribbon cutting and celebration.  The 5,000 square foot space brings tutoring, writing, and publishing programs to thousands of youth in the neighborhood, thanks in-part to NCCLF’s real estate consulting services. 

Oakland Community Park plans ahead with support of Community Catalyst Predevelopment Funds

Nestled in the heart of Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, the six-acre Peralta Hacienda Historical Park provides youth and families with a space to connect, build community, and celebrate their heritage. The park, once the headquarters of a 45,000-acre cattle ranch of the Peralta family, contains a historic house museum, a multipurpose activity center, community gardens, outdoor exhibit areas, and a special nature area along Peralta Creek.