Bea Solís Power Fund

Bea Solís Power Fund

Bea Solís Power Fund

Our Bea Solís Power Fund invests in the leadership of our Solís Policy Institute alum as they continue to build racial, economic, and gender justice beyond our training.

This year, our Bea Solís Power Fund solidified our commitment to empowering transformation by disbursing $18,000 of small grants for essential resources to support alums to continue with their policy advocacy work.

Together, we can ensure that the creative doers and thinkers, movers, and shakers across our SPI alum network have the resources they need to build our shared feminist future. 

Diana Zúñiga

Altars and Action
Solís Policy Institute – State Class of 2014 & Local Class of 2016 – Criminal Justice Reform Team

Diana Zúñiga is a community organizer and policy advocate and a Solís Policy Institute alum. She is also a healer who centers feeling, health, and justice.


Haleema Bharoocha

Putting an End to Period Poverty
Solís Policy Institute – Local Class of 2019 – Criminal Justice Reform Team

Haleema Bharoocha is a weightlifter and a policy shifter. She is a fierce advocate and county commissioner who has her eyes trained on the needs of girls and gender-expansive youth. Haleema is also a Solís Policy Institute alum.


Lisa Fu

Protecting Nail Salon Workers
Solís Policy Institute – State Class of 2007 Criminal Justice Reform Team

Lisa Fu, Executive Director at California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, is creating legislation to protect the health of nail salon workers and advocating for COVID rent relief



  • Open to SPI- State and Local alums
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Average response time is 3 weeks.
  • Funds are available for current, potential, and pending projects in the following issue areas:
      • Criminal Justice & Policing Reform
      • Community Health
      • Economic Security/Justice
      • Racial Justice
      • Reproductive Health/Rights/Justice
      • Trauma Service & Prevention
  • Average grants awarded are $2000
    *will consider larger amounts, especially if multiple organizations collaborate on a project


  • Our more expansive definition of advocacy includes but is not limited to:
      • Social Media campaigns
      • Community organizing
      • Research to inform/advance future policy work
      • Stipends for student activism, internships
      • Relief work
      • Honoraria for alum participation as presenters, guest speakers, etc.


Support the Alum Advocacy Fund Today!

This year, with the generous support of matching partners Nia Impact Capital, Green Retirement, and Beneficial State Bank, we’ve quadrupled the impact of the first 5K raised! In response to your generosity, we’ve upped our goal! Help us get to 10K!




We’re here.
We’re here for each other.
We’re here for our Solís Policy Institute Alum.

We’re ready to move money to support our alum as they build powerful policy wins, make creative pandemic adaptations, and advance racial, economic, and gender justice. Join us.

This work is powered by you.

The feminist future we are building together in California is going to be built by all of us sharing our time, our money, and our skills.  Please consider contributing today.

Together We Are Unstoppable.

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