Overview of the East Bay Fund for Artists

The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) recognizes the amazing power of the arts to inspire and bring us together. 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.


East Bay Fund for Artists
Since its creation in 2003, the East Bay Fund for Artists has partnered with more than 9,500 community donors and more than 200 organizations to commission new works by over 300 local artists. The East Bay Fund for Artists has leveraged almost $3.1 million in new financial support for the arts in the East Bay.

The Fund was originally supported by “Leveraging Investments in Creativity,” a nationwide initiative of the Ford Foundation. The Fund is currently supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the donors of East Bay Community Foundation. 

See a list of past commissions

For information on current and future works, or to learn how you might become involved with the East Bay Fund for Artists, contact us via email ebfa@eastbaycf.org.

Click to Visit EBCF’s Commissioned Public Art

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these FAQ’s about the application process: EBFA Frequently Asked Questions

If you have other questions, please email EBFA at ebfa@eastbaycf.org.

*Funds for the EBFA have been generously supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the East Bay Community Foundation and our generous individual donors.