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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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Brandi Howard: How Philanthropy Can Support Healthy Resilience in Our Community

By Brandi Howard For all of us, the world has felt dark, unstable, and fractured since 2016. From political strife …

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Funding the Connective Tissue of Communities

Tommy Wong, founder of Civic Design Studio, is a testament to the unique benefit of unrestricted grants for art that drives narrative and social change.

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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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Women’s Catalytic Fund: A Collective Approach to Funding Grassroots Gender Justice Movements

The Women’s Catalytic Fund supports East Bay organizations promoting gender equity, prioritizing BIPOC and female/non-binary-led groups, empowering grassroots movements.

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$1.15 Million Granted to Community Organizing, Power Building, Movement Building Organizations

These grants to social movement organizations underscore the importance of philanthropic support for these strategies for making long-term change.

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Building People Power in the East Bay

Grantee partners of the Community Organizing, Power Building, and Movement Building program strategy shared common concerns and goals at a recent convening.

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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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Supporting AAPI Communities in the Wake of Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay

EBCF President & CEO Brandi Howard expresses solidarity and support for AAPI communities following the tragic events in Monterey Park on January 21 and in Half Moon Bay on January 23.

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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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10 Must-Read Books for Latinx Heritage Month

Pick a book and learn more about Latinx heritage this month and every month.

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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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