Pictured: two volunteers for Stop the Hate

California Awards $1.5 Million to The Center at Sierra Health Foundation for Racial Justice, Anti-Bias Initiatives

In a continued effort to curb violence, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has awarded an additional $91.4 million to 173 organizations to support victims of hate crimes by providing services to survivors and facilitating anti-hate prevention measures. This Stop the Hate program investment follows $44.6 million previously provided for anti-hate programs.

The Center at Sierra Health Foundation serves as the Northern California and San Joaquin Valley regional lead for this initiative, having overseen more than $3.4 million in grants to community organizations addressing rising racially motivated hate crimes. In this latest round, The Center was allocated $1,523,916 to continue supporting organizations that confront racial bias and hate crimes in Northern California.

The funding is part of the unprecedented Asian and Pacific Islander Equity Budget, which has totaled $257 million since 2021-2022. The campaign was initially developed to support agencies combating hate incidents that surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full award announcement on the CDSS Stop the Hate website.

Learn more about The Center’s work on Stop the Hate here.