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17
Dec

Black Resilience: Building Power in the Bay Recap

  Black Resilience: Building Power in the Bay Recap Blog “We keep our story alive, we keep our history alive by remembering, by reflecting, and renewing ourselves at every possible opportunity.” – Opening Preliminary delivered by Brotherhood of Elders Network Chief Network Officer Greg Hodge This past September, over 200 members and champions of the ASCEND: BLO initiative, comprised of

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10
Dec

East Bay Community Foundation Receives $925,000 Grant from the Hewlett Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2020     East Bay Community Foundation Receives $925,000 Grant from the Hewlett Foundation   Oakland, December 10, 2020 – The East Bay Community Foundation announced that it has received an unrestricted general support grant for $925,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as part of Hewlett’s grantmaking commitment to address systemic racism. In

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9
Dec

Join Us in the Possibility of the Moment

The Possibility of the Moment This has been an extremely challenging year, and yet as I write this note, I feel a sense of hope about the future and an extraordinary feeling of pride about what we as a community have accomplished in the face of tremendous adversity. This year we experienced a global pandemic, a deepening economic crisis, and

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1
Dec

Important 2020 Giving Guidelines and Deadlines

Important 2020 Giving Guidelines and Deadlines As our staff continues to work diligently to help you with your charitable goals and interests, please take note of the year-end deadlines and information below as you plan your year-end giving. Please note: EBCF’s offices will be closed for business 12/24/20 through 1/1/21. We will re-open on Monday, 1/4/21. Gifts received or postmarked

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6
Nov

Reflections on a Historic Week

An Important Step Forward I’m sure that you are seeing many statements like these right now, but I think it is particularly valuable for us to stay connected during this very important moment. As of this writing, the presidential contest has not been officially concluded, although it is looking increasingly likely that we will have a new president in January.

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28
Oct

Election Update

Everyone Has a Role to Play in the Election of our Lifetimes   At the risk of sounding dramatic, I think I can safely say that there has never been a more consequential election in my lifetime. Some of our fundamental rights, which we often take for granted, are under attack. One way or the other, what happens next week

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14
Oct

Announcing First Year Awards of Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2020   12 Cultural Practitioners of Color in Oakland Receive Grants for Community Centered Projects that Radically Imagine a Racially Just City   City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, Akonadi Foundation and East Bay Community Foundation Announce First Year Awards of Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund   OAKLAND, CA – The City

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5
Oct

COVID-19: Building an Inclusive Economy

COVID-19: Building an Inclusive Economy We are living in unprecedented times. The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and anti-black racism continue to impact our communities in the East Bay and exacerbate existing inequities in wealth, health care, education, and many other areas of life. East Bay Community Foundation is actively addressing our communities’ needs during this time through our COVID-19: A

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17
Sep

The East Bay Community Foundation Announces The Appointment Of Critical Organizational Roles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2020   The East Bay Community Foundation Announces The Appointment Of Critical Organizational Roles   The Chief Financial Officer, and the Vice President of Community Investment and Partnerships will Aid in Fulfilling the Foundation’s Philanthropic Mission   Oakland, CA – September 17, 2020 – After an extensive year-long search for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO),

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10
Sep

Board Policy Action Statement

If Not Now, Then When? Policy changes that move us closer to EBCF’s “A Just East Bay”   In reflecting on the events surrounding COVID-19 and ongoing social protests advocating for justice, I have heard a number of people recently pose the question “If not now, when?” in response to the prospect of creating meaningful change. Having heard this question before

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