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Nominate a 2013 Innovator

Oakland’s innovators inspire our shirts, and the shirts in turn support the Innovators. 2013 marks the seventh year of annual grants and partnerships between Oaklandish and all of the good people in Oakland working to make this town a better place. If you know an artist, nonprofit, or other group that you think would benefit from support from Oaklandish, please send an email to and nominate them! If you would like to apply yourself for a partnership, please fill out our partnership form here by March 1, 2013.

Proceeds from our designs are distributed through our Community Fund. In addition to financial support, Innovators and other partners receive help with design, events, social media — anything to get the word out about the important, trailblazing work going on in Oakland.

It’s our way of recognizing those who exemplify the values of innovation and progress in all areas of civic life. The recipients represent a wide range of social interests and populations, and are not restricted by any political agenda. In the past few years, we’ve given Innovators grants and partnerships to groups like: The Khadafy Washington Foundation, Youth Alive, Town Park Skatepark, 25th Street Collective, and The Oakland Ballet.

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