Stories

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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29
Jan

Eveline Darroch: Recipient of Jonathan Bernbaum Memorial Award for Autonomous Art

East Bay artist and inaugural recipient of the Jonathan Bernbaum Memorial Award for Autonomous Art*, Eveline Darroch, has always had a love for captivating art that challenges our understanding of the world around us. Residing in Alameda, she currently works with international teams to create unique experiences in arts and entertainment. Eveline’s next artistic endeavor is to create a soundscape

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