Stories

7
Jun

Donor Profile: Weylin Eng

Donor Profile: Weylin Eng A California Legacy Weylin Eng and his family’s California story begins over a hundred and fifty years ago and spans six generations in California from the Gold Rush days.  His family’s experiences embody the early California Chinese American experience: from Gold Rush mining camps, to victims of anti-Chinese sentiment which fueled the Chinese Exclusion Act of

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31
Mar

Donor Profile: Arnold Perkins

Donor Profile: Arnold Perkins Anybody who spends more than five minutes with Arnold Perkins invariably leaves with a smile on their face. Arnold has packed many lifetimes of experience into his 79 years and has been honored by organizations across the region for his leadership in public health, community organizing, and philanthropy. As a fund holder at the East Bay

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5
Feb

Donor Profile: Bibi Tiphane

Donor Profile: Bibi Tiphane Bibi Tiphane moved to Silicon Valley from Montreal in the early 1980s to become one of the early employees of a small Swiss/American tech firm. Bibi could scarcely have imagined that the firm, called Logitech, would become a wildly successful household name. Bibi (who uses non-binary pronouns) certainly wasn’t prepared for a financial windfall. “I’ve always

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19
Jun

Juneteenth 2020 – In Conversation with the Black Organizing Project

Juneteenth 2020 In Conversation with the Black Organizing Project With a vision to rebuild and transform the lives and spirits of those within the Black community, the Black Organizing Project (BOP), founded in 2009 by Jackie Byers, was created out of the need to provide safe Black spaces for Black people to address systemic racism within their communities. In celebration

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23
Dec

Donor Profile: The Oringers

Donor Profile: The Oringers   Giving – of time, of brainpower, of money – is in Jan and Howard Oringer’s DNA. The importance of community service and support was not something they were taught in a schoolbook or during a formal dinnertime lecture, but it was a value modeled by their parents and grandparents for as long as they can

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23
Dec

Grantee Profile: Safe Return Project

Grantee Profile: Safe Return Project     The Safe Return Project, a Richmond-based organization, is a grantee of The East Bay Community Foundation. Led by formerly incarcerated women, Safe Return Project addresses issues surrounding reentry and policy work meant to dismantle the criminal justice system. In an effort to uplift their work, the Foundation has been intentional about crafting authentic

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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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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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16
Nov

Eddy Zheng, An American Story of Perseverance and Triumph

New Breath, New Leaf, New Life An American Story of Perseverance and Triumph Eddy Zheng 49, is nationally recognized leader in the policy battle for prison reform and youth violence prevention. He is Co-Director of the Asian Prisoner Support Committee, serves as Alameda County Juvenile Justice Delinquent Prevention Commissioner and Southeast Facility Community Commissioner, Board Member for Chinese for Affirmative Action, Oversight Advisory Committee

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16
Apr

A Letter to Dr. King

April 16, 2018 [The following is a letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. written by James W. Head, President & Chief Executive Officer at the East Bay Community Foundation. On the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, James presented the letter at the 2018 ABFE Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was recipient of the distinguished, 2018 James A.

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