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7
Sep

Supporting Northern California Communities Affected by Wildfires

As anyone who lived in the East Bay and experienced the horrific days of October 1991 can attest, a wildfire is a terrifying and heartbreaking experience. The East Bay Hills fire left us utterly vulnerable to nature and nobody who experienced that event will ever forget it. As we are all painfully aware, drought and heat caused by climate change

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27
Aug

Virtual Town Hall Highlight: We Are Launching A Just East Bay Fund!

“I invite each of you to join us by challenging yourself, your family, your friends, your foundation to go way beyond your comfort zone and examine your own power, your privilege, but also your capacity to do more and to give more. EBCF is here to support all of you to engage in deep learning and transformative philanthropy and a

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8
Jun

Trusted Messengers: Supporting Equitable Access to Testing and Vaccinations

One of the most inspiring aspects of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been the creativity and energy that leaders across the country have displayed in order to build community and save lives.  One such effort has brought together a wide range of partners dedicated to addressing the disproportionate effect that the pandemic has had on African American communities

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7
Jun

Donor Profile: Weylin Eng

Donor Profile: Weylin Eng A California Legacy Weylin Eng and his family’s California story begins over a hundred and fifty years ago and spans six generations in California from the Gold Rush days.  His family’s experiences embody the early California Chinese American experience: from Gold Rush mining camps, to victims of anti-Chinese sentiment which fueled the Chinese Exclusion Act of

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3
Jun

In Memory of Frank F. Davis

Frank F. Davis Frank F. Davis, long-time Bay Area resident, EBCF donor and recipient of the 2013 CAL Alumnus of the Year Award, passed away on May 19, 2021 in Oakland at age 100 after a brief illness. Davis, who received his PhD in biochemistry from CAL in 1955, invented PEGylation, which chemically camouflages proteins to prolong their circulating life

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3
Jun

In Memory of Ann Reynolds

Ann Reynolds  January 8, 1935 – May 1, 2021 Ann Reynolds died peacefully on May 1st in her Piedmont home surrounded by loving family. Ann, and her husband Jon Reynolds, have been fund holders at the East Bay Community Foundation for ~30 years with an endless support of education, philanthropy, and community, Ann’s impact reached far and wide. As a

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14
Apr

Say His Name: Daunte Wright

Say His Name: Daunte Wright On Sunday afternoon, 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot dead by a police officer, just a few miles from the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd. George Floyd was an unarmed Black man who was accused of passing a bad $20 bill. Daunte Wright was pulled over for expired registration and

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6
Apr

East Bay Clinics Making Vaccines Accessible for Communities of Color

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating toll on the East Bay community and has hit communities of color hardest. The generations-long divestment in communities of color by the U.S. government shows up in the health conditions that make communities of color more likely to get seriously sick from COVID-19 and while having less access to medical care. There is

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1
Apr

Welcome New Staff, April 2021

Welcome New Staff, April 2021 The EBCF team is growing with four new hires in recent months. Our newest staff members come to EBCF with exceptional professional backgrounds and a wide variety of experience. We are thrilled to welcome Hannah, Joshua, Kaitlin and Son to the EBCF team.     Hannah Garcia (she/her) is a Senior Program Officer and co-leads

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31
Mar

Donor Profile: Arnold Perkins

Donor Profile: Arnold Perkins Anybody who spends more than five minutes with Arnold Perkins invariably leaves with a smile on their face. Arnold has packed many lifetimes of experience into his 79 years and has been honored by organizations across the region for his leadership in public health, community organizing, and philanthropy. As a fund holder at the East Bay

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