- East Bay Community Foundation charitable assets under management for the 2014-15 fiscal year were $395.6 million.
- The Foundation stewards 500 charitable funds and endowments for general community benefit or designated purposes, including more than 300 donor advised funds. In addition to donor advised funds, our funds encompass affiliate funds, supporting foundations, field of interest funds, scholarship funds, and testamentary funds.
- Established in 1928, East Bay Community Foundation is northern California’s first-established community foundation.
- The Foundation serves donors and the communities of Alameda and Contra Costa counties and its 2.8 million residents.
- East Bay Community Foundation includes 7 smaller community funds under its umbrella that focus on local civic and neighborhood projects:
- There are nearly 780 community foundations across America with combined assets of more than $74 billion. Their combined annual grant making exceeds $5.3 billion.
- Community foundations are a flexible, yet permanent collection of funds supported by a wide range of generous donors, families and businesses.
- Community foundations provide donors with the most favorable charitable tax-deductions allowed by law, and promote effective grant making through deep knowledge of the communities they serve.
Foundation Assets, Grants and Funds
History and Scope
Community foundations serve a vital role as an enabler of good works. They encourage individuals, organizations and companies to fund community activities in areas where donors live and work. They also can disburse funding to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and around the world.
Donors to the East Bay Community Foundation benefit from the Foundation’s unique expertise in the programs and organizations serving their community. The Foundation issues grants to support activities which will have the most positive effect on the lives of the residents of that community while also serving the interests of each donor. Finally, community foundations bring community leaders and others together to address social and regional challenges