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Advance A Just East Bay Together

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Black-led organizations are driving progress toward equity and justice in California.

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Organizations are the driving force behind our movement.

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East Bay Community Foundation

We partner with donors, social movements, and the community to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes for all who call the East Bay home.

Explore our core program strategies to learn more about how we’re advancing an inclusive, fair, and just East Bay.

Your Philanthropic Home

When you choose EBCF for your philanthropic giving, you’ll find a robust network of like-minded individuals dedicated to advancing social change.

Investing in Community

With our investment strategy you have the option for 100% mission-aligned investments with a competitive financial return.

“Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the economic injustice that makes philanthropy necessary.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Featured News

Creating a New Economic Model that Values Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color

REAL People’s Fund is an innovative $10M community-governed and -led investment fund and entrepreneurship program, that is poised to move over $5M more into the community over the next few years.  

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The Movement Building Crisis: Fixing the Broken Talent Pipeline

EBCF co-hosted a first-of-its-kind gathering to address the crisis the movement-building ecosystem is facing in the Bay Area: How do we sustain organizing and power building for long-term change? 

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Brandi Howard: To Dream. To Heal. To Belong.

Healing is an ongoing process, a journey that never truly ends. We must continually engage in this process, both as individuals and as an organization, because the oppressive systems that have caused so much harm still exist.

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By the Numbers

$581

million in charitable assets under management

575

charitable funds under stewardship

$182

million in grants in FY22

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