President’s Corner


Supporting Northern California Communities Affected by Wildfires

As anyone who lived in the East Bay and experienced the horrific days of October 1991 can attest, a wildfire is a terrifying and heartbreaking experience. The East Bay Hills fire left us utterly vulnerable to nature and nobody who experienced that event will ever forget it. As we are all painfully aware, drought and heat caused by climate change

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We Stand Committed to Equity and Social Justice

We Stand Committed to Equity and Social Justice   In these uncertain times, I hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. In the waning days and hours before he transitioned from this earthly life, Congressman John Lewis authored a poignant NYTimes Op-ed. In many ways, this was a concluding invocation to the people of a nation that

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Message from President and Chief Executive Officer, James W. Head

Message from President and Chief Executive Officer, James W. Head   Dear EBCF Community, The East Bay Community Foundation extends its deepest sympathies to the families and communities affected by the tragic mass shootings this week in three American cities — Gilroy, CA, El Paso TX, and Dayton, OH; the second of which is being described as “domestic terrorism.” All

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Message from President & Chief Executive Officer, James W. Head

Moving Toward an Inclusive, Fair, and Just East Bay EBCF is embarking on a bold, social justice vision to speed the social and economic transformation of East Bay Communities.   For over 90 years, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) has proudly championed the diverse communities of the East Bay and the greater Bay Area. In 1928, the Foundation opened

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

A Letter of Reflection from James W. Head, President & CEO, East Bay Community Foundation Dear Friends, As we embark on another year and set our sights on building a stronger, just and more inclusive East Bay, we’d like to take a moment and reflect on the impact of our collective philanthropy in 2017. Thanks to you, our donors and

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Coming Together for a Just East Bay

“Just like moons and like suns, with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high, still I’ll rise.”      –Maya Angelou Following a long, contentious presidential campaign, last Tuesday’s outcome has left many feeling disconnected and fearful of an uncertain future. Yet others feel elated. Indeed, we are a painfully divided nation. In the aftermath of this historic

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