Stop the Hate Program Funding
The California Government Code § 8260 authorizes the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in consultation with the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA), to administer the Stop the Hate (STH) Program that awards funding to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide support and services to victims and survivors of hate incidents and hate crimes and their families and facilitate hate incident or hate crime prevention measures.
Funded Support and Services may include:
- Direct services for victims and survivors of hate incidents and hate crimes and their families, including mental and complementary health services; wellness and community healing; legal services; navigation, case management, and referrals;
- Prevention services, including arts and cultural work, youth development, senior safety and escort programs, safety planning, training; and cross-racial alliance work; and
- Intervention services, including outreach, training, restorative justice, coordination with local government and institutional partners, and coordinated regional rapid response.
Highlights from Year One of Stop the Hate
During the first three quarters of year one, the Stop the Hate Program reached over 2 million people through prevention and intervention services and served over 14,000 people through individual direct services, such as mental health, counseling, legal representation and/or case management.
Grantees include nonprofit organizations that are serving populations who have experienced or are at greatest risk of experiencing incidents of bias and hate crimes including:
- Asian Americans, including South Asian and Southeast Asian
- Black/African Americans
- Indian/Native American and Tribal
- Middle Eastern and North African
- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders
- People with disabilities
- Religious minorities, including Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish
The CDSS awarded $91,471,239 to 173 organizations for a grant period of 7/1/2023–9/30/2026. Grantees from round two were a mix of new organizations and organizations from round one who chose to renew their funding. For a full list of grantees and their award amounts by region, please see the Stop The Hate Funding Award Announcement Fiscal Years 2022-2023 & 2023-2024.
Stop the Hate Request for Application and application packet
The Transformative Grants program was developed to provide grants to those organizations that demonstrate the capacity for transformative impact in the areas of hate crime and hate incident survivor services, prevention, and interventions. The CDSS awarded $30,338,308 to 12 organizations for a grant period of 8/1/2022–7/31/2025. For a full list of grantees and their award amounts by region, please see the Transformative Grant Funding Award Announcement Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
The CDSS awarded $14,269,246 to 80 organizations for a grant period of 5/15/2022–6/30/2024. For a full list of grantees and their award amounts by region, please see the Stop The Hate Funding Award Announcement Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
If you have any questions regarding the Stop the Hate Program, please contact us at HIU@dss.ca.gov. If you are an existing STH grantee and have questions regarding the operation of your program, please contact your Regional Lead.