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Restaurant Recommendations

We have compiled a list of restaurant recommendations that are BIPOC owned and within walking distance from the Funders Forum:

Oeste – Kitchen and Bar 

Website: https://oesteoakland.com/ 

Distance: 0.3 Miles 

Food Type: BIPOC owned rooftop bar featuring organic and farm fresh ingredients. (Fun Fact: One of the co-owners is a program manager at California's largest health foundation, who helped implement the foundation's grantmaking program)


The Cook and Her Farmer 

Website  https://www.thecookandherfarmer.com/ 

Distance: .02 miles 

Food Type: BIPOC owned oyster and wine bar serving coastal cuisine with a touch of southern influence.



Website https://www.xingones.com/ 

Distance .1 Miles 

Food Type: Mexican owned restaurant featuring tacos, chicken and waffles, Korean chicken wings, and more.

Understory Oakland 

Website https://understoryoakland.com/ 

Distance: .2 miles 

Food Type: Worker-led restaurant featuring Moroccan, Filipino, and Mexican cuisines.


HuangCheng Noodle House 

Website: https://www.huangchengnoodleca.com/ 

Distance: 450 ft 

Food Type: Authentic Chinese food and homemade noodles using fresh and natural ingredients.

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We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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