News

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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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26
Feb

EBCF Launches New Initiative to Bolster Bay Area Black-led Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2018   EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVE TO BOLSTER BAY AREA BLACK-LED ORGANIZATIONS Partnering with local community leaders, the East Bay Community Foundation is leading an effort to address the critical issues affecting the future of Bay Area Black-led nonprofit organizations.   Oakland, CA – On Friday, February 23rd, the East Bay Community

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22
Jan

2017: A Year in Review

As we continue to build an East Bay that is inclusive, fair and just – we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the progress made over the past year thanks to our committed donors and partners. The year ahead will require even greater collective action to realize the transformative change we seek for the region. We’re grateful
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16
Oct

Support for Recent Natural Disaster Relief Efforts

Rebuilding will take a village Over the past several months, North America has experienced a series of natural disasters. From hurricanes and flooding that continue to impact residents in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico, to the Central Mexico earthquake, to the Northern California fires – many people have experienced inconceivable loss. As of this post, wildfires continue to burn in

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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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19
Sep

Philanthropy Stands With Immigrants in Contra Costa County

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

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7
Sep

Statement from EBCF Regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

  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.

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