Our t-shirts might be the most visible aspect of Oaklandish, but our community work motivates everything we do. It’s our way of giving back to the city that gives so much to the world, and it informs every decision we make.
Our mission at Oaklandish is to spread “local love” by way of our civic pride tees and accessories, while creating quality inner city jobs for locals, and giving back to the people and places that maintain our city’s trailblazer spirit. In line with this mission, we donate a portion of proceeds to grassroots nonprofits committed to uplifting Oakland. So, wear it well. When you rock these roots, you're representing and supporting Oakland!
In order to deepen our impact in Oakland, we have decided to limit the number of nonprofits that we donate to, and to streamline our application process into an annual rather than a rolling one. Each year, we receive hundreds of donation requests and have donated to almost all of the nonprofits who have approached us, with the exception of political or religious organizations. Starting with 2017, we will concentrate our community giving to one nonprofit per month, though we will continually highlight Innovators and nonprofit partners from previous years.
Instead of a rolling application process throughout the year, the Oaklandish Innovator Awards application process is now the sole way for nonprofit organizations to request a partnership, sponsorship, or donation with Oaklandish. Our deadline for 2017 requests has now passed. The nomination window for the 2017 Innovator Awards closed at midnight, Sunday, November 13. The next application cycle will begin in Fall of 2017 for the 2018 calendar year. For more information on the Innovator Awards please read here. You can also email us at email@example.com.
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Oakland has historically been a hotbed of renegade activity, where boundaries are redefined and trends are created rather than followed. To help encourage the continuation of this "trailblazers' legacy," Oaklandish supports artists and nonprofits who are doing pioneering work in our community. Here are the organizations you support when you spend your money with Oaklandish.
For the list of past innovators, CLICK HERE