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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Important News About the East Bay Community Foundation and East Bay Gives

From the Office of James W. Head, President & CEO The East Bay Community Foundation Dear Partners, I am writing to share some important news about EBCF and the status of our 24-hour giving day, East Bay Gives. East Bay Gives was first launched in 2014 with an eye toward improving the digital fundraising capacity of local nonprofits serving communities

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