Krista Washington

6
Aug

Message from President and Chief Executive Officer, James W. Head

Message from President and Chief Executive Officer, James W. Head   Dear EBCF Community, The East Bay Community Foundation extends its deepest sympathies to the families and communities affected by the tragic mass shootings this week in three American cities — Gilroy, CA, El Paso TX, and Dayton, OH; the second of which is being described as “domestic terrorism.” All

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6
Aug

EBCF Lobbying: Schools and Communities First Campaign

EBCF Lobbying: Schools and Communities First Campaign The opportunity for all children to access an excellent education is one of the four pillars of the foundation’s vision for an inclusive, fair, and just East Bay. EBCF is proud to support the Schools & Communities First Campaign, a decades-long effort to eliminate the commercial property tax loophole of Prop 13 and

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6
Aug

Climate and Environmental Justice Fund and Climate Voices Blog Series!

Climate & Environmental Justice Fund and Climate Voices Blog Series! An inclusive, fair and just East Bay is one where all people have access to clean air, land, water, and food — and a livable climate that sustains human health. Yet last year, California saw record fires — sea levels are continuing to rise — extreme weather patterns have roiled

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6
Aug

A Donor’s Perspective: Moving Towards Social Justice

A Donor’s Perspective: Moving Towards Social Justice Long before their individual and joint philanthropic endeavors – long before they’d even meet – husband and wife John Steinfirst and Sharon Collins had both committed their lives to progressing the cause of social justice. Sharon grew up in an enclave of Miami Beach, Florida with her younger brother and single mother. She

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6
Aug

Ensuring an Accurate Count through Grantmaking

Ensuring an Accurate Count through Grantmaking Achieving a Just East Bay requires that every resident in our community is represented in our civic life. This is why the foundation has committed to supporting a full and complete count for Census 2020. Next year’s census count poses many unique challenges, including the first online response platform and the highly contentious citizenship question. To

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6
Aug

Inclusive Economy: EBCF + Opportunity Zones

EBCF + Opportunity Zones As a place-based community foundation charged with mobilizing resources to be directed where they are most needed, EBCF supports efforts that shift new capital to disinvested communities to build political, economic, and cultural power in these communities. We believe both capital and community power are needed in order to achieve equitable outcomes. Earlier this year, over 8,700 low

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6
Aug

In Memory of Patti Heimburger

In Memory of Patti Heimburger On April 3, 2019, the world said an early goodbye to 75-year-old Patti Heimburger, an artist, philanthropist, and world traveler who graced the East Bay with her art, spirit, and generosity for the last three decades of her life. Patti was born and raised in Long Beach, California, where she showed an early interest in and aptitude for the arts. Though she left college early to marry,

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6
Aug

Welcoming New Staff to the EBCF Family, Summer 2019

Welcoming New Staff to the EBCF Family, Summer 2019   Susan Goodwin joins EBCF as Receptionist. Susan has sound administrative skills and an excellent eye for detail and accuracy. She has honed her office skills since coming to the Bay Area from Atlanta seven years ago. While in Atlanta she worked as a Payroll and Billing Specialist at TRC Staffing Services, Inc.,

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6
Aug

A Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell After over 10 years of service to the East Bay Community Foundation, Chief Financial Officer, Ed Harris will be leaving his position effective August 9th. EBCF thanks Ed for his commitment to stewarding the resources of the foundation during his decade plus of service to the East Bay community. Under Ed’s leadership, his team implemented measures to

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6
Aug

Event Recap: Breaking Barriers, Building Bonds – The Inaugural ASCEND:BLO Network Summit

Event Recap Breaking Barriers, Building Bonds – The Inaugural ASCEND:BLO Network Summit The inaugural ASCEND:BLO Network Summit was held on Juneteenth at Google’s Cloud Campus in Sunnyvale, CA, around the theme of “Breaking Barriers – Building Bonds.” The Summit was a first-of-its-kind opportunity for over 150 representatives from Black-Led Organizations (BLOs) across six Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,

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A New Vision for EBCF