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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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Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund Announces New Grantees

For the fund’s first time, three projects were awarded three-year grants of $100,000 per year for collaborations across Oakland-based cultural and social change organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

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East Bay Fund for Artists Announces 2023 Awardees

East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) announced the 2023 awardees of the East Bay Fund for Artists (EBFA), which will provide $285,500 to 15 individual artists and nine to organizations.

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Our Impact Together in 2023

Learn about the EBCF’s investments in community and the collective impact of the Foundation’s grantees in 2023.

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The Case for Unrestricted Funding for Black-Led Organizations

Unveiling Black leadership’s history, challenges, and the transformative role of initiatives like ASCEND: BLO in philanthropy.

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East Bay Community Foundation Welcomes Elle Fersan Vice President of Philanthropy 

As Vice President of Philanthropy, Elle leads our philanthropic advising team and works closely with our community of philanthropists to ensure their contributions have a lasting impact.

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Brandi Howard: Building for Belonging

President & CEO Brandi Howard reflects on the first seven months on the job and gives a few examples of how EBCF is advancing equity and justice.

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New Breath Foundation’s Trust-based Approach to Breaking Barriers in Philanthropy

Eddy Zheng’s New Breath Foundation combats systemic racism and invisibility of AANHPI communities through trust-based philanthropy.

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What is a Donor-Advised Fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a personalized approach to philanthropy that allows donors to make a charitable donation to a …

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Community Advocate Uplifts West Oakland Nonprofits 

Learn more about how a local community advocate uses a donor-advised fund to deliver equity to grassroots organizations in West Oakland.

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Meet Brandi Howard, EBCF’s New President & CEO 

In this virtual event, community members learned more about Brandi and EBCF’s strategic vision for A Just East Bay. The …

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CFO Valerie Red-Horse Mohl Appointed to U.S. Treasury Department Advisory Committee on Racial Equity

The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to Secretary Yellen and Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo.

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The Board of Directors Appoints New President & CEO

Interim Board Chair and Interim President & CEO share how the new President and CEO is everything we value at EBCF.

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Three Ways to Use Your Donor-Advised Fund Beyond Grantmaking

Learn how you can make loans, loan guarantees, and private equity investments.

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The Just East Bay Fund: Building Cultural, Economic, and People Power

Learn how donor support for The Just East Bay Fund increased overall giving capacity across our program strategies.

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Use a Donor-Advised Fund for Impact Investments

Learn how you can use your DAF to increase access to capital for BIPOC business owners and BIPOC-led community benefit projects.

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The Opportunity Pool: Going Above & Beyond in Impact Investing

Our Opportunity Pool has withstood the test of intense market volatility and has outperformed our other pools. Learn how we did it.

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Reimagining Our Investment Policy to Advance Racial Justice

Updating our Investment Policy Statement was a big step in our plan to create social impact using assets under management. Learn more about how we did it.

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