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17
Oct

Climate Justice Series: New Voices are Rising for a Just, Livable Future!

Climate Justice Series New Voices are Rising for a Just, Livable Future! Around the world, we have seen a drastic increase in the number of extreme climate events and environmental disasters. Decades of environmental mismanagement already impact—and will continue to impact—communities everywhere, from polluted air and drinking water, to the fires burning through the Amazon Rainforest, extreme cold in the

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2
Oct

Event Recap: Modality – Rituals as Bridges to Healing

Event Recap Artist Reception – Modality: Rituals as Bridges to Healing  Thursday, September 26, 2019, marked the closing reception of “Modality: Rituals as Bridges to Healing,” an art exhibit featuring the works of East Bay artists Derrick Bell and Pablo Soto Campoamor. During the reception, over 50 guests were treated to Afro-Cuban Jazz from the band T3io and delicious, Caribbean

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1
Oct

Event Recap: Opening of the EBCF Contra Costa Office

Event Recap Opening of the EBCF Contra Costa Office Wednesday, September 25, 2019, marked the official public opening of the East Bay Community Foundation’s (EBCF) Contra Costa office. Located in Walnut Creek at 2185 N. California Blvd., Suite 220, the foundation celebrated the occasion with a reception attended by foundation fundholders, local government officials, staff, and grantees. The event kicked

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19
Sep

Everyone counts: Grants totaling $3.3M go to Bay Area nonprofits for Census 2020 outreach

For Immediate Release September 19, 2019 Everyone counts: Grants totaling $3.3M go to Bay Area nonprofits for Census 2020 outreach Oakland, Calif. – The Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative (BACFC) is pleased to announce more than $3.3 million in grants to nearly 130 nonprofit community-based organizations to promote Census 2020 education and outreach efforts and minimize the chances that residents

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18
Sep

Climate Justice Series: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

Climate Justice Series Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) – What is a Just Transition? This month, millions of young people around the world will walk out of classes and hit the streets to demand bold action on climate, and a livable future. They understand that their future depends on the action we take today. The Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

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30
Aug

EBCF Appoints 3 New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2019   East Bay Community Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members Connie Cagampang Heller, John Govea, and Tom Hanenburg Join Foundation to Help Advance Ambitious Social Justice Agenda for East Bay Region   Oakland, CA –  September 3, 2019 – The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of three

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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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6
Aug

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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6
Aug

EBCF Lobbying: Schools and Communities First Campaign

EBCF Lobbying: Schools and Communities First Campaign The opportunity for all children to access an excellent education is one of the four pillars of the foundation’s vision for an inclusive, fair, and just East Bay. EBCF is proud to support the Schools & Communities First Campaign, a decades-long effort to eliminate the commercial property tax loophole of Prop 13 and

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6
Aug

Climate and Environmental Justice Fund and Climate Voices Blog Series!

Climate & Environmental Justice Fund and Climate Voices Blog Series! An inclusive, fair and just East Bay is one where all people have access to clean air, land, water, and food — and a livable climate that sustains human health. Yet last year, California saw record fires — sea levels are continuing to rise — extreme weather patterns have roiled

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A New Vision for EBCF