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11
Apr

Message from President & Chief Executive Officer, James W. Head

Moving Toward an Inclusive, Fair, and Just East Bay EBCF is embarking on a bold, social justice vision to speed the social and economic transformation of East Bay Communities.   For over 90 years, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) has proudly championed the diverse communities of the East Bay and the greater Bay Area. In 1928, the Foundation opened

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11
Apr

Changes to Investment Portfolios

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2019   The East Bay Community Foundation Repositions Its Investment Portfolios For Increased Social Impact   Oakland, CA – Today, the East Bay Community Foundation announced that it has repositioned all of its investment pools in a demonstration of fidelity to its mission; while continuing to generate positive financial returns for fund holders. The results of

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11
Apr

ASCEND:BLO – A Year in Review

ASCEND:BLO – A Year in Review To build an inclusive, fair, and just region, means increasing local organizations’ capacity to serve the needs of our fellow citizens; creating the conditions for all people to reach their full potential. Under the direction of Byron Johnson, Capacity Building Initiative Officer at EBCF, we are excited to report that the ASCEND:BLO initiative continues

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11
Apr

Welcome Our Newest Staff, Spring 2019

A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Staff   Muhammad McCabe joins EBCF as Digital Marketing Manager and will oversee the management of all of EBCF’s digital properties – including our social media platforms, the EBCF Newsletter, and ebcf.org. This work is an important part of solidifying EBCF’s communications infrastructure and accelerating our ability to fashion a compelling narrative about the foundation’s role

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11
Apr

Event Recap: Women and the Criminal Justice System, Session 1

Event Recap     Women, Girls, and the Criminal Justice System Donor Education Series, Session 1, April 4, 2019 On April 4th, the East Bay Community Foundation and the Race, Gender, and Human Rights Fund were extremely pleased to hold the first session of a three-part education series designed for donors to learn about the criminal justice system’s particular impact on

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11
Apr

Event Recap: Who Benefits from California’s Economic Boom?

Event Recap   Who Benefits from California’s Economic Boom? A Conversation with Lenny Mendonca and Margaret Hanlon-Gradie, March 13, 2019 We were honored to host Lenny Mendonca and Margaret Hanlon-Gradie on March 13 at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. We hope that all who attended were as inspired as we were by the thought-provoking conversation on both

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20
Dec

BLO Accelerator Pitch Showcase at Google Community Space

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2018 IN THE SPIRIT of UBUNTU, BAY AREA PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO SUPPORT INAUGURAL COHORT OF BLACK-LED ORGANIZATIONS “[Ubuntu is] recognition that we are all bound together in ways that are invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others.” – President Barak Obama San Francisco,

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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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A New Vision for EBCF