Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund

A Partnership of the City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, Akonadi Foundation, and East Bay Community Foundation

Throughout history, the arts have played a unique role in inspiring and unifying communities. As EBCF embarks on our journey to advance an inclusive, fair and just East Bay, we continue to uplift the power of art and culture to drive social change and build stronger communities and neighborhoods.

–James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation


The application deadline for 2020 is past. A new grant cycle will open in late spring, 2021. To receive information and updates on future grant opportunities click here.

Click here for a list of 2020 Awardees & Panelists