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Getting Started

Our community of donors has access to a variety of ways to engage in social change. Our charitable giving vehicles, learning opportunities, and events are just a few of the ways that you can become a part of the community of people dedicated to a more just East Bay and beyond.

Donor Resources

As an EBCF fund advisor, there are many ways you can transfer funds into your account. Learn about gift delivery instructions, investing funds, unrestricted gifts, and more.

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We partner with foundations prioritizing our community’s changing needs, and provide guidance for corporations seeking ways to invest in economic opportunity and sustainability in their communities.

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EBCF enables professional advisors to provide powerful, rewarding philanthropic options for their clients, gaining access to philanthropic expertise, nonprofit experience, and a strong knowledge of the East Bay.

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Giving Circles & Community Funds

Individuals working in coalition can capitalize on the power of community when they come together to pool their resources. We house several active Giving Circles and Community Funds.

Get Started

If you’re ready to begin giving back to the East Bay and other communities you care about, consider opening a charitable vehicle at EBCF. We offer several options depending on your goals and needs.

Legacy Giving

You can’t predict our community’s future needs, but you can rest assured knowing that EBCF will continue to partner with donors, social movements, and the community to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes for all who call the East Bay home.

Meet Our Donors

Learn how donors and fund advisors are working with East Bay Community Foundation to advance social change.

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Jim King Thinks Bigger

Learn how Jim feels he can give back using a Donor Advised Fund. Jim’s commitment to helping others has been a driving force in his life.

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Donor Profile: Arnold Perkins

Anybody who spends more than five minutes with Arnold Perkins invariably leaves with a smile on their face. Arnold has …

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