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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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Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund Announces $300,000 Funding Opportunity 

The new initaitve invites artists and cultural practitioners to collaborate with community organizers and social change organizations. The Fund will award three three-year grants.

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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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Brandi Howard: History, Solidarity, and Hope

Black History Month, solidarity, and support for BLOs: President and CEO Brandi Howard finds opportunity for hope at EBCF.

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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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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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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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Narrowing the Wealth Gap

BIPOC make up 40% of the U.S. population but 98% of wealth is managed by others. EBCF is leveraging its investments to narrow the racial wealth gap. CFO Valerie Red-Horse Mohl explains.

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Video: Moving at the Pace of Trust

A new video demonstrates the power of the COVID-19 African American Education & Outreach Partnership which has distributed $2.4 million to community-based organizations across the country.

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Learning and Leading Together: Reflections on the Donor Leadership Cohort Pilot

This donor organizing pilot program was designed to build connections to community, social movements, and organizations, and deepen participants’ understanding of and investment in equity and social justice.

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Trusted Messengers: Supporting Equitable Access to Testing and Vaccinations

One of the most inspiring aspects of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been the creativity and energy that …

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East Bay Clinics Making Vaccines Accessible for Communities of Color

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating toll on the East Bay community and has hit communities of color hardest. …

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The East Bay Community Foundation Announces Kaiser Partnership for COVID-19 African American Educational Outreach

The goal is to fill information gaps and foster trust for COVID-19 vaccines and prevention among communities most affected by …

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EBCF And The Brotherhood Of Elders Network Announce African American Response Circle

Fund to Assist African American Communities, which have been Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19. Oakland, CA – In partnership with the …

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