Krista Washington

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Dec

Message from the President, December 2019

Message from the President, December 2019   Season’s Greetings! The end of each year is always a time of great reflection and as I ponder my career as a change agent, I have spent a good amount of time of late contemplating the concept of change itself. Merriam Webster defines change as “the act of making or becoming different.” It

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23
Dec

Donor Profile: The Oringers

Donor Profile: The Oringers   Giving – of time, of brainpower, of money – is in Jan and Howard Oringer’s DNA. The importance of community service and support was not something they were taught in a schoolbook or during a formal dinnertime lecture, but it was a value modeled by their parents and grandparents for as long as they can

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23
Dec

Grantee Profile: Safe Return Project

Grantee Profile: Safe Return Project     The Safe Return Project, a Richmond-based organization, is a grantee of The East Bay Community Foundation. Led by formerly incarcerated women, Safe Return Project addresses issues surrounding reentry and policy work meant to dismantle the criminal justice system. In an effort to uplift their work, the Foundation has been intentional about crafting authentic

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23
Dec

EBCF In The News: Asian Pacific America

EBCF In The News Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa     On October 15, 2019, our team appeared on the Bay Area news show, Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa – a weekly half hour show covering newsmakers, events, community accolades, and youth perspectives for regional Asian communities. For the segment, we addressed the importance of the upcoming Census for all communities,

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23
Dec

EBCF In The News: Inside Philanthropy

EBCF In The News   EBCF was recognized by Inside Philanthropy as the 2019 “Boldest Community Foundation.” According to the publication, this designation is rooted in EBCF’s commitment to activism and social movements – a quality not shared by many other community foundations. The following article was published on November 22, 2019 in Inside Philanthropy, a subscription-based online philanthropic news

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23
Dec

Welcome New Staff, December 2019

Welcome New Staff, December 2019 The EBCF team is growing with four new hires in recent months. Our newest staff members come to EBCF with exceptional professional backgrounds and a wide variety of experience. We are thrilled to welcome Erin, Magda, Melody, and Talitha to the EBCF team.     Erin Talbert-Brust joins EBCF as the Sr. Communications Officer and assumes

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11
Nov

Towards A Just East Bay: Early Lessons Learned from EBCF’s Change Journey

Towards A Just East Bay Early Lessons Learned from EBCF’s Change Journey Over the past several years, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) has been quietly doing something that is truly remarkable in the community foundation landscape: implementing totally new ways of partnering with donors, social movements, and the community at large. EBCF is serving as a testing ground for

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4
Nov

EBCF ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER ROUND OF GRANTMAKING TO SOCIAL MOVEMENT AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PARTNERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2019   THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER ROUND OF GRANTMAKING TO SOCIAL MOVEMENT AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZING PARTNERS Cohort Reflects Foundation’s Strategy to Affect Sustainable Change at Scale in the East Bay   Oakland, CA – November 4, 2019 – The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) announced its first-ever round of movement funding grants

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29
Oct

Updated Policies To Safeguard Our Grantmaking

Updated Policies To Safeguard Our Grantmaking EBCF is committed to using philanthropy to advance racial equity, social justice and to bring about the health and well-being of a Just East Bay. From time-to-time, we update our policies to ensure our grantmaking is aligned with this mission. In these challenging times, members of the philanthropic community across the nation are evaluating

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17
Oct

Climate Justice Series: New Voices are Rising for a Just, Livable Future!

Climate Justice Series New Voices are Rising for a Just, Livable Future! Around the world, we have seen a drastic increase in the number of extreme climate events and environmental disasters. Decades of environmental mismanagement already impact—and will continue to impact—communities everywhere, from polluted air and drinking water, to the fires burning through the Amazon Rainforest, extreme cold in the

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