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
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
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
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
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.
Since 2010 over 400,000 registered nonprofits have either closed their doors or lost their 501 (c)(3) status. Bay Area Black-Led Organizations (BLOs), which are lifelines to local communities and critical vehicles for community empowerment and civic participation, have been especially impacted. Although vital to their communities, these nonprofit organizations are shrinking in number and often lack the resources and connections to
As part of our social justice and policy advocacy work, EBCF is proud to announce the launch of the “Building Immigrant Power Fund” to build the collective voice and agency of the immigrant community. In the East Bay, immigrants are our coworkers, students, partners, teachers, and a key driver of our local economy. By building the civic engagement, capacity and power
EBCF invests in programs for children from birth to age 8 to break the “start behind, stay behind” cycle. Our Community Partners and other grantees support positive parenting. They operate quality preschools. They support struggling readers to catch up to their peers. Together we advocate for policies and resources to improve early childhood education programs. Click here to access the