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5
Aug

We Stand Committed to Equity and Social Justice

We Stand Committed to Equity and Social Justice   In these uncertain times, I hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. In the waning days and hours before he transitioned from this earthly life, Congressman John Lewis authored a poignant NYTimes Op-ed. In many ways, this was a concluding invocation to the people of a nation that

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28
Jul

EBCF AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF ELDERS NETWORK ANNOUNCE AFRICAN AMERICAN RESPONSE CIRCLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF ELDERS NETWORK ANNOUNCE AFRICAN AMERICAN RESPONSE CIRCLE   Fund to Assist African American Communities, which have been Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19   Oakland, CA – In partnership with the Brotherhood of Elders Network (BOEN), the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) today announced it will serve as home to

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19
Jun

Juneteenth 2020 – In Conversation with the Black Organizing Project

Juneteenth 2020 In Conversation with the Black Organizing Project With a vision to rebuild and transform the lives and spirits of those within the Black community, the Black Organizing Project (BOP), founded in 2009 by Jackie Byers, was created out of the need to provide safe Black spaces for Black people to address systemic racism within their communities. In celebration

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15
Jun

Announcing Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2020   City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, Akonadi Foundation and East Bay Community Foundation Launch Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund   The new multi-year program will fund Oakland’s cultural practitioners of color to radically imagine a racially just city    OAKLAND, CA – The City of Oakland’s Cultural Affairs Division, East

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28
May

Staff Blog Post: This is Why

Staff Blog: “This Is Why” When you’re part of a community, you feel the impact of injustice no matter where it happens in the world. EBCF VP of Marketing & Communications, Stacey Manley, offers his reflections on the tragic death of George Floyd.   This holiday weekend, another black man lost his life at the hands of state sanctioned violence.

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15
May

RELIEF FUND TO SUPPORT ARTISTS AND ART WORKERS IN THE EAST BAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2020   BAY AREA FUNDERS AND THE CITY OF OAKLAND LAUNCH RELIEF FUND TO SUPPORTS INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AND ARTS WORKERS IN ALAMEDA AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES   $625,000 will be awarded in direct grants to artists, and cultural and nonprofit arts workers   Oakland, May 18, 2020 – Today, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) announced

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27
Apr

EBCF ANNOUNCES $100k DONATION FROM BLUE SHIELD OF CA TO COVID-19 FUND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2020   EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $100,000 DONATION FROM BLUE SHIELD OF CALIFORNIA FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND   Funding Will Address Economic Hardships, Domestic Violence, and the Need for Accurate and Accessible Information in Multiple Languages for Impacted Individuals and Families   Oakland, April 27, 2020 – This month, the Blue Shield

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27
Apr

COVID-19 Response Fund Virtual Town Hall Recap

COVID-19: A Just East Bay Response Fund Virtual Town Hall April 23, 2020 On April 23, 2020, EBCF hosted a Virtual Town Hall to share updates on the progress of our COVID-19: Just East Bay Response Fund, our related grant-making to local organizations, and offer insight into the impact and anticipated needs of communities moving forward. To date, EBCF has granted over

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7
Apr

EBCF BOARD APPROVES $1M FOR COVID-19 RELIEF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2020   EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES ALLOCATES $1,000,000 FROM ENDOWMENT TO SUPPORT LOCAL COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS   COVID-19: “A Just East Bay” Response Fund Will Disperse Funding to Nonprofits Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis in the East Bay   Oakland, April 7, 2020 – In response to the impact of COVID-19 on

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14
Mar

EBCF Response To COVID-19

Dear EBCF Community,   The East Bay Community Foundation is fortunate to be part of a compassionate, generous, and resilient community. In these times especially, the health, safety and well-being of our partners, staff and neighbors remains our top priority. Below, we’ve outlined some of the steps we’re taking to minimize the spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) and help

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