A Just East Bay – where all communities have supports in place to not only survive, but to thrive.

The East Bay Community Foundation believes that a strong social justice movement is a critical driver of change. We envision a Just East Bay where all members of our community are treated fairly, resulting in equitable opportunity and outcomes. Because progress — is for everyone.

We partner with communities to champion quality education for all students, fight for good jobs, and to amplify the voices that often go unheard.


$84 million in grants

In 2016, we gave over $84 million in grants to nonprofits in the East Bay and beyond. We invested in organizations that are working to make a more equitable Bay Area, bolstering their success and growing their impact.

1,548 Organizations

We gave grants to over 1,500 nonprofits, supporting issues ranging from early childhood success and economic empowerment.

380 Donors

East Bay Community Foundation donors make our work possible. It is because of your generosity that we have been able to support the impact of nonprofits in the East Bay and beyond.

293 Cities

In 2016, we supported over 290 cities, and even more individual communities with our grant-making. The East Bay is a diverse region and we ensure our investments reflect this diversity.



Engaging the Community and Paying it Forward: A Few Words from Jim King

  We recently sat down with former East Bay Community Foundation Board

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Eveline Darroch: Recipient of Jonathan Bernbaum Memorial Award for Autonomous Art

East Bay artist and inaugural recipient of the Jonathan Bernbaum Memorial Award

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

A Letter of Reflection from James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay

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