Oakland is known for its extensive history of innovators – people and groups who flip the establishment on its head and reinvent the norm for future generations. Oaklandish also has a rich history of supporting Oakland’s local innovators. A portion of proceeds from Oaklandish gear goes to support local organizations working to strengthen the community. For that reason, we are constantly looking for ways to spotlight and develop these voices throughout The Town.
The annual Oaklandish Innovators Awards are our way of recognizing exceptional organizations that strive for progress in many different arenas of Oakland life. In addition to financial support, Oaklandish Innovator Award winners receive support with design, events, and social promotion– anything to get the word out about the important, trailblazing work going on in Oakland.
But we need your help! If you know an artist, nonprofit, or other group that you think would benefit from Oaklandish support, please submit a nomination using our 2017 Oaklandish Innovators Nomination Form, or by sending an email to email@example.com. The nomination window opens Monday, September 12th, 2016, and closes at midnight on Sunday, November 13th, 2016.