Community Investments and Partnerships

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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21
Nov

A New Tradition: EBCF & Giving Tuesday

Together, people are creating a new ritual for their annual calendar: Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Occurring this year on November 28, Giving Tuesday inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give

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19
Sep

Update on Black-Led Organizations Initiative

Letter from Byron Johnson – Capacity Building Initiative Officer at the East Bay Community Foundation Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am incredibly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the East Bay Community Foundation’s new Capacity Building Initiative Officer and to lead EBCF’s Black-led Organizations (BLO) Initiative. As a seasoned capacity builder and a native son, I

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A New Vision for EBCF