News

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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3
Feb

EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SELECTS INAUGURAL COHORT TO JOIN NONPROFIT STABILIZER PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2020   EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SELECTS NEWEST COHORT FOR INNOVATIVE PROGRAM TO STABILIZE MATURE, BLACK-LED ORGANIZATIONS The BLO Stabilizer is a component of the ASCEND:BLO Initiative to strengthen and preserve Bay Area Black-led nonprofit organizations.   Oakland, CA, February 3, 2020 – For the East Bay Community Foundation, its vision to advance an inclusive,

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23
Dec

EBCF In The News: Inside Philanthropy

EBCF In The News   EBCF was recognized by Inside Philanthropy as the 2019 “Boldest Community Foundation.” According to the publication, this designation is rooted in EBCF’s commitment to activism and social movements – a quality not shared by many other community foundations. The following article was published on November 22, 2019 in Inside Philanthropy, a subscription-based online philanthropic news

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29
May

EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SELECTS INAUGURAL COHORT TO JOIN NONPROFIT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2018   EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SELECTS INAUGURAL COHORT TO JOIN NONPROFIT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM The nonprofit accelerator is a component of ASCEND:BLO, the Foundation’s initiative to strengthen and preserve Black-led nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area.    Oakland, CA – Today, the East Bay Community Foundation announced the selection of five (5) Black-led nonprofit organizations

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19
Apr

EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT & CEO, JAMES W. HEAD HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS 2018 JAMES A. JOSEPH LECTURER AWARD BY ASSOCIATION OF BLACK FOUNDATION EXECUTIVES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018   EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT & CEO, JAMES W. HEAD HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS 2018 JAMES A. JOSEPH LECTURER AWARD BY ASSOCIATION OF BLACK FOUNDATION EXECUTIVES   Oakland, CA –  The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) is pleased to announce the selection of James W. Head, EBCF President and CEO, as the 2018 James

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11
Apr

THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RACE, GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS FUND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2018   THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RACE, GENDER AND HUMAN RIGHTS FUND Foundation to Serve as the Philanthropic Home for Progressive Group Committed to Addressing the Criminal Justice System’s Impact on Women, Girls and Families   Oakland, CA –  The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF), is pleased to announce a

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15
Mar

The East Bay Community Foundation Board of Directors Elects Hector Javier Preciado as Newest Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTS HECTOR JAVIER PRECIADO AS NEWEST MEMBER Preciado Joins as Foundation Pursues an Ambitious Social Justice Vision for East Bay Region   Oakland, CA – The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF), the Bay Area’s first and oldest community foundation, announced today the appointment of Hector Javier Preciado

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