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13
Dec

East Bay Community Foundation Comments on Public Charge

The East Bay Community Foundation has submitted public comments to the Federal Registry opposing the proposed changes to the “public charge” rule and urging the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw this proposal given the harmful impact that it could have on the health and well-being of East Bay residents. “EBCF opposes this proposed regulation that would dramatically alter our

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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
Nov

Maximize Your 2018 Year End Giving

Note: Information provided does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any political party, nor should the analysis be considered legal or tax advice. If you attended a recent EBCF workshop on the Impact of Tax Reform or have stayed abreast of how the new legislation will impact individuals and families, you’re likely thinking about how

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16
Nov

Help Those Affected by the California Wildfires

Dear East Bay Community, Please join us in standing in solidarity with the communities of Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties. Our sister community foundations serving these areas have opened several relief funds to support the ongoing needs and recovery efforts there. Should you or those in your network wish to provide support, we encourage you to consider making a

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8
Oct

Welcome Alex Saingchin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2018 THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF NEW VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS Oakland, CA – October 8, 2018 – After an extensive search and a deep candidate pool, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) announced today that Alex Saingchin, formerly Program Director at Common Counsel Foundation, will join EBCF as

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29
Aug

Board Reunion Event, August 2018 – Roundhill Country Club

Whether through innovative ideas, fiduciary oversight or strategic guidance, EBCF’s Board of Trustees plays a pivotal role in the effective governance of the Foundation. In honor of the generations of service contributed by both current former board members, EBCF is grateful to have been able to celebrate its remarkable legacy of leadership.  On Thursday August 16, we were honored to be

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19
Jul

Recap: Blindspotting Advance Screening & Community Discussion

As a kick-off of our 90th year, the East Bay Community Foundation hosted an advance screening of the highly-acclaimed film Blindspotting, in theaters July 20th, starring Bay Area natives Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. The film’s intersecting themes of race, police violence, and gentrification in Oakland served as a thought-provoking conversation starter for our post-screening panel discussion. A big thank

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22
Jun

We Must Act

Since our inception 90 years ago in 1928, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) has put families and children first. We, like you, know that the foundation of a healthy, vibrant, civil society starts with family. When parents and guardians have the support they need to be healthy, productive caretakers and members of society, children thrive. We have all seen the horrific

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28
Mar

The Oakland Promise Releases its Annual Report

“I’m going to college!” The East Bay Community Foundation is proud to work with the Oakland Promise, a cradle-to-career initiative that aims to triple the number of college graduates from Oakland within the next decade. Each year, about 5,000 children begin kindergarten in Oakland, yet fewer than 500 12th graders graduate a 2 or 4-year college within 6 years of high

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29
Jan

Engaging the Community and Paying it Forward: A Few Words from Jim King

  We recently sat down with former East Bay Community Foundation Board Director and Chair, Jim King, to discuss his upbringing, community ties, and how EBCF is building better lives for all who call the East Bay home.     When you think about your family and upbringing, what inspired you to give back to your community? Growing up, my

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