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Grantee - Waterside Workshops - FY21-22

Waterside Workshops engages youth and the community through hands-on learning in bicycle mechanics, wooden boatbuilding, and outdoor education. Waterside is a safe place for youth to feel heard, gain confidence, develop work skills, and access the tools and resources needed to lead healthy, sustainable lives. Street Level Cycles sources and reuses discarded bicycles in our youth job-training program and provides a free do-it-yourself public bike repair shop. Rebuilt bicycles provide green transportation for low-income youth and adults, and support our free education programs.

Grantee - TEEN ADVOCACY GOING STRONG (TAGS) - FY21-22

TAGS is a nonprofit, second-hand clothing store and workspace dedicated to serving underserved teens and young adults ages 13-24 in the Bay Area. Through TAGs youth learn entrepreneurial and sustainable business skills while advocating for themselves and our environment. Funding will allow TAGS to hire 2 additional part time teen staff members to increase clothes salvaged for resale.

Grantee - Tech Exchange - FY21-22

Funding will support Tech Exchange’s sustainable computer refurbishment and workforce development efforts as they work toward the vision of digital equity. Specifically, funding from StopWaste would underwrite the stipends of two Civicorps interns for two 6 month internships who will serve in Tech Exchange’s warehouse at the heart of our reuse operation.

Grantee - Eikon Church of the Nazarene - FY21-22

EIKON is a Hayward based church and nonprofit who works with World Vision to receive and redistribute home goods through a network of thirty-seven nonprofits across the Bay Area who use the goods to impact the homes and lives of the most vulnerable families and individuals in Alameda County. Funds will help subsidize shipping costs for Infinite Christmas, a program that takes 6.6 semi truck loads of home goods including shelf stable food, diapers and appliances which are saved from going to a landfill and are empowering peoples lives.

Grantee - Re-Up Refills - FY21-22

The Re-Up Refill Shop offers a range of ecological bath, body, cooking, food, kitchen, and cleaning products in refillable containers, reducing waste from single-use plastics. Grant funds are to purchase refrigeration equipment so the shop can create a new zero waste dairy department utilizing local purveyors. In addition, project will include partnering with Mandela to offer CSA pick up at the shop, expanding Mandela's customer base for local BIPOC farmers.

Grantee - Puretergent, Inc. - FY21-22

Oakland based Puretergent manufactures cleaning products that are readily biodegradable, grey water safe and hypoallergenic, in refillable packaging that eliminates single use plastic waste, with circular distribution. Funding will allow Puretergent to purchase motorized rotors and pumps to increase production batch efficiency by four times allowing them to expand their inventory for use by local refill shops.

Grantee - California Product Stewardship Council - FY21-22

CPSC is leading several solar panel recovery projects and policy development in California that expand circular solar energy systems with reduced cost-burden on local government. Funds will allow CPSC to work with Alameda County based solar panel collectors and installers to better understand the barriers and opportunities to installing recovered solar panels in Alameda County and the Bay Area.

Grantee - Resource Area For Teaching - FY21-22

RAFT’s mission is to help educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education to one that inspires the joy and discovery of learning. Funds to support the collection of donated materials from Alameda County companies to be repurposed into creative reuse materials and STEAM Project Kits for educators and students in Alameda County. RAFT will provide standards-aligned, hands-on STEAM learning materials and support to underserved students in Alameda County.

Grantee - Kala Art Institute - FY21-22

Kala’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its artist residencies, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education. Kala’s artist residency and art classes are unique because of the array of equipment and technology we have specializing in printmaking. Funds will enable Kala to repair bulky, specialized printmaking equipment in a sustainable way to keep large items out of the landfill and in circulation in Kala's studio. Over 500 artists each year will have access to this specialized equipment once repaired.

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