Advocacy

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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18
Sep

Climate Justice Series: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

Climate Justice Series Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) – What is a Just Transition? This month, millions of young people around the world will walk out of classes and hit the streets to demand bold action on climate, and a livable future. They understand that their future depends on the action we take today. The Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

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22
Aug

This is Our Home

This is Our Home   Who decides who belongs in a community? Who decides if you can call a place home? As immigrants ourselves, EBCF board member Hector Preciado and I know firsthand, the tragedy and odyssey that defines the immigration journey. I was born in El Salvador at the start of the civil war. I was not even two

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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

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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17
Apr

To Ensure Accurate Local Census Count, $1 Million in Grant Funding Available to Nonprofits

For Immediate Release April 17, 2019   To Ensure Accurate Local Census Count, $1 Million In Grant Funding Available To Nonprofits Request for Proposals open until May 31, 2019 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – To ensure that all Bay Area residents are counted accurately and completely in the 2020 census, approximately $1 million in grants will be awarded to local nonprofits

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13
Dec

East Bay Community Foundation Comments on Public Charge

The East Bay Community Foundation has submitted public comments to the Federal Registry opposing the proposed changes to the “public charge” rule and urging the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw this proposal given the harmful impact that it could have on the health and well-being of East Bay residents. “EBCF opposes this proposed regulation that would dramatically alter our

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19
Sep

Philanthropy Stands With Immigrants in Contra Costa County

Statement At a time when immigrants are being targeted by increasingly hostile federal policies, we commend the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, which voted unanimously today to authorize the county’s first-ever immigrant legal defense program. The community-led program, which will be operated by the county’s public defender’s office, follows similar programs that have recently launched in San Francisco and

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A New Vision for EBCF