About Our Work

We partner with community to champion quality education for all students, fight for good jobs, and to lift up the voices that often go unheard.

As a trusted community partner, we invest in organizations with deep roots in community, incubate bold ideas with the goal of building powerful community voice, and advance partnerships and policies – all in service of a Just East Bay.

Four factors that are critical to advancing a just region

Strong Organizations

Strong, community-based organizations and active resident engagement

Thriving Businesses

Thriving local and regional businesses that support justice, equity and inclusion for all

Courageous Government

Bold, courageous, and innovative actions by government that address community needs.

Engaged Donors

Informed and engaged donors who invest in economic and social strategies that lead to life improvements for those most in need

What We Fund

Special Initiatives


Defined as registered nonprofits with Black staff and/or Board leadership, Black-led organizations (BLOs) serve as the backbone for communities of color throughout the Bay Area. 

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Census 2020

EBCF is utilizing our unique position to ensure a thorough Census 2020 count of every individual in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

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Inclusive Economy

EBCF’s vision of an inclusive, fair, and just East Bay is rooted in the notion of equal opportunity for all. 

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East Bay Fund for Artists

EBCF has been a longtime supporter of the arts and we partner with our generous donors to support the arts across Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

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Boys & Men of Color

We fund programs that empower boys and men of color to thrive in the East Bay.

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Nonprofit Sustainability

We provide the technical assistance, connections and capacity building funds to the Black and Brown-led organizations that are transforming their communities.

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