Advocacy

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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7
Sep

Statement from EBCF Regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

  The East Bay Community Foundation vehemently opposes the President’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DREAMers are our co-workers, classmates, and neighbors. Their status is the result of selfless families who put their livelihoods at risk to provide a stable future for their children – a concept that is not foreign to many Americans.

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