Community Investments and Partnerships

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

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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7
Jun

Event Recap: ASCEND:BLO Network Event at SVCF & Poll Results

Event Recap ASCEND:BLO Network Event at The Silicon Valley Community Foundation BLO Network events are a key component of the ASCEND:BLO initiative, providing peer networking, learning, and community building to all BLOs in the Bay Area. On Friday, May 17th, 2019, The Silicon Valley Community Foundation hosted a networking event for Black Led Organizations in the South Bay with the

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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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11
Apr

ASCEND:BLO – A Year in Review

ASCEND:BLO – A Year in Review To build an inclusive, fair, and just region, means increasing local organizations’ capacity to serve the needs of our fellow citizens; creating the conditions for all people to reach their full potential. Under the direction of Byron Johnson, Capacity Building Initiative Officer at EBCF, we are excited to report that the ASCEND:BLO initiative continues

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20
Dec

BLO Accelerator Pitch Showcase at Google Community Space

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2018 IN THE SPIRIT of UBUNTU, BAY AREA PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO SUPPORT INAUGURAL COHORT OF BLACK-LED ORGANIZATIONS “[Ubuntu is] recognition that we are all bound together in ways that are invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others.” – President Barak Obama San Francisco,

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17
Jul

Learning + Action Series: Policies for an Inclusive Economy

In collaboration with the Bay Area Asset Funders Network and Northern California Grantmakers, we are hosting the Learning + Action Series: Policies for an Inclusive Economy for funders, donors, policymakers, and practitioners concerned about the future of low and middle-wage workers in the region, many of whom are people of color, immigrants, and those impacted by the justice system. The goals of this

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21
Nov

Year End Charitable Giving Tips

There is no greater feeling than being part of a community that helps one another. When we do good, we feel good.  And with the holiday season upon us, now is a great time for giving. Since we first opened our doors in 1928, the East Bay Community Foundation has made it our mission to connect the passions of donors with

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A New Vision for EBCF