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Financial Advice

    • The East Bay Community Foundation has been making grants to nonprofit organizations in the East Bay and beyond since 1928. Each year we evaluate hundreds of grants. We act as a catalyst for East Bay giving by aligning our donors with nonprofit organizations that meet their goals. Our program and donor services professionals have specialized knowledge of organizations in your community that match your interests.


    • Once you have decided how you want to distribute your funds, you are ready to make grant recommendations to the Foundation. You may submit grant recommendations to the Foundation at any time, using either your on-line Donor Central account or the Grant Recommendation Form.


    • The 2015 Grant Recommendation Form is used to make grant recommendations via mail or fax. Grants can also be made via your on-line Donor Central account, for which you will need your Donor CentralĀ ID and Password. If you have forgotten your ID and Password, contact Sarah Merkle at 510.208.0819 or


  • For more help on directing grants to a particular charitable entity, or making a grant recommendation, contact Nicole Kyauk at 510.208.0840 or