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If you’re considering establishing a charitable fund with us or if you already have, you will be pleased to know about the benefits to you and to our communities.

    Personal Benefits

  • You can give to causes and programs you care about while supporting and bettering your own community.
  • You can involve your family.
  • You can begin planning to leave a charitable legacy.
  • You can be as much or as little involved as you wish — from visits to prospective grant recipients to consultations with our staff, who can help you with your philanthropic planning and strategy aimed at maximizing your results.
  • You can make anonymous contributions.
  • You don’t have to worry about distributing grants. We make the distributions on your recommendations, while your fund is earning interest. We handle bothersome paper work and IRS reports.
  • Community Benefits

  • By giving through the East Bay Community Foundation, you improve the communities where you live and work.
  • By partnering with our staff, you can fund the best, most impactful organizations, programs, and initiatives generating positive impacts in the East Bay.
  • By co-investing with the Foundation and other donors, your grantmaking is leveraged, thus maximizing your impacts in filling important needs.
  • Tax Benefits

  • You can limit paying capital-gains tax and reduce you estate-tax liability while supporting local or national nonprofits.
  • Your charitable gift grows tax-free while in your fund.
  • To determine the tax benefits for your particular gift, consult the Foundation and your personal tax advisor.


Ensuring a Charitable Legacy Lives On