Pamela Calloway became interim president & CEO of East Bay Community Foundation on November 1, 2021. In her first message to our donors and newsletter subscribers, Pamela expresses her enthusiasm for this moment in EBCF’s history, acknowledges her gratitude for James Head’s years of service, and describes three ways she will work with our staff and community to advance inclusion,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTS INTERIM LEADERSHIP OAKLAND, November 1, 2021 — The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) Board of Directors appointed Pamela Calloway as interim president and CEO, Mark Friedman as interim board chairperson, and Catherine Chen as chairperson of the executive search committee, effective today. Calloway will serve in the role
A Farewell Message from Our President & CEO James Head Dear EBCF Community, It’s hard to believe, but my time at the East Bay Community Foundation is fast coming to an end. Last week, I shared with our staff and board of directors that October 29 will be my last day as President and CEO. The search for my successor
On August 19, East Bay Community Foundation hosted A Just East Bay: From Response to Transformation, a virtual town hall event where three leaders of community organizations working directly with Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities shared powerful insights from the frontlines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Shaketa Redden of Causa Justa :: Just Cause, Debra Ballinger of
A COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO CRISIS The COVID-19 pandemic that began in March 2020 was a stunning reminder of the effects of inequities across our community in health care, employment, and education, among other areas. Between the health crisis, economic fallout, anti-Black racism, and white supremacy that threaten our communities and country, our community resolve was tested in almost unfathomable ways.
East Bay Community Foundation is committed to building an inclusive, fair, and just East Bay by creating an inclusive economy that provides equitable opportunities for economic development, entrepreneurship, and good jobs for communities of color. The Inclusive Economy Showcase highlights entrepreneurs of color who lead community-based companies and organizations that are building and shaping an inclusive economy in the East
Championing Black-Led Organizations Lessons Learned from an Unapologetically Black-Centered Capacity Building Initiative Evaluation Report for Year Two of East Bay Community Foundation’s ASECND:BLO Initiative The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) and other funder partners launched ASCEND: BLO (Accelerating and Stabilizing Communities through Equitable Nonprofit Development of Black-Led Organizations) in 2017 to strengthen and connect Black-led organizations (BLOs) and to encourage
The ASCEND:BLO Initiative for Black-led organizations (BLOs) is a collaborative multiyear capacity building effort. It recognizes that these nonprofits serve as the backbone of Black communities and are deserving of greater investment to support leadership, best-in-class systems, and sustainable growth. Convened by five original funder partners—The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF), The San Francisco Foundation (SFF), The Kapor Center, Y