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The East Bay Community Foundation is a leading resource for mobilizing financial resources and community leadership to transform the lives of people in the East Bay with pressing needs. We have identified two, inter-related issues that can lead to this transformation:

  • Support for young children to succeed with a focus on the critical period of birth to third grade.
  • Enhancing economic opportunities for adults and families, particularly those with significant barriers to achieving employment and financial stability.
  • The link between these two issues is the reality that those who are successful in the education system are more likely to encounter economic opportunity.

    We aim to fill these needs and achieve this transformation by combining forces with others who have financial and leadership resources.

    This means bringing together the financial resources and leadership capabilities of the Foundation’s charitable-fund holders with those of government, business, private foundations, and non-profit service providers in coordinated and integrated grant making, campaigns, and programs to make change.

    We also serve as a center of philanthropic activity in the East Bay. Since our founding in 1928, almost 1,200 funds and endowments have been established at the Foundation. Last year the Foundation and our donors granted more than $84 million to nonprofit organizations, and today, charitable assets under our management total more than $330 million.

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    Our home is the renovated 1914 landmark De Domenico Building next to City Hall in Oakland’s Frank Ogawa Plaza. Our complex of offices, meeting rooms and conference center comprise the East Bay Center for Philanthropy.

    For more information, please explore the links to the left, or contact us directly: or 510/836.3223.