Funds

15
Jun

Announcing Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2020   City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, Akonadi Foundation and East Bay Community Foundation Launch Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund   The new multi-year program will fund Oakland’s cultural practitioners of color to radically imagine a racially just city    OAKLAND, CA – The City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, East

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15
May

RELIEF FUND TO SUPPORT ARTISTS AND ART WORKERS IN THE EAST BAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2020   BAY AREA FUNDERS AND THE CITY OF OAKLAND LAUNCH RELIEF FUND TO SUPPORTS INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AND ARTS WORKERS IN ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES   $625,000 will be awarded in direct grants to artists, and cultural and nonprofit arts workers   Oakland, May 18, 2020 – Today, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) announced

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27
Apr

EBCF ANNOUNCES $100k DONATION FROM BLUE SHIELD OF CA TO COVID-19 FUND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2020   EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $100,000 DONATION FROM BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND   Funding Will Address Economic Hardships, Domestic Violence, and the Need for Accurate and Accessible Information in Multiple Languages for Impacted Individuals and Families   Oakland, April 27, 2020 – This month, the Blue Shield

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7
Apr

EBCF BOARD APPROVES $1M FOR COVID-19 RELIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2020   EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES ALLOCATES $1,000,000 FROM ENDOWMENT TO SUPPORT LOCAL COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS   COVID-19: “A Just East Bay” Response Fund Will Disperse Funding to Nonprofits Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis in the East Bay   Oakland, April 7, 2020 – In response to the impact of COVID-19 on

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30
Aug

EBCF Appoints 3 New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2019   East Bay Community Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members Connie Cagampang Heller, John Govea, and Tom Hanenburg Join Foundation to Help Advance Ambitious Social Justice Agenda for East Bay Region   Oakland, CA –  September 3, 2019 – The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of three

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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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11
Apr

Changes to Investment Portfolios

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2019   The East Bay Community Foundation Repositions Its Investment Portfolios For Increased Social Impact   Oakland, CA – Today, the East Bay Community Foundation announced that it has repositioned all of its investment pools in a demonstration of fidelity to its mission; while continuing to generate positive financial returns for fund holders. The results of

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4
Apr

23 Grants Awarded from the East Bay Fund for Artists

The East Bay Community Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded 23 grants, totaling over $130K, from the East Bay Fund for Artists. 46 local artists were selected to create new and diverse works of art that would be presented in the East Bay. Since its creation, the East Bay Fund for Artists has supported over 200 new

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28
Mar

What’s New: Update on the Early Childhood Progress Fund

With bold and innovative action at the regional level, 2018 presents an exciting opportunity to break the “start behind, stay behind” pattern of educational inequity facing children in underserved communities and children of color.  As part of the effort to change the trajectory of inequity, we created the Early Childhood Progress Fund – which leverages resources to expand access to

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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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