Add Assets To Your Fund

As an EBCF fund advisor, there are many ways you can transfer funds into your account. EBCF can accept the following assets:

  • Cash, credit card, or publicly-traded securities can easily be used to add philanthropic resources to a fund
  • Closely held stock, real estate, or other real assets
  • Complex Assets

Please note: Some gift types may require approval from EBCF’s Board of Directors.

Gift Delivery Instructions for Fund Advisors

In order to process your gift, our Finance team must have three pieces of information:

  • Donor information
  • Name of the fund to be credited
  • Details of the gift

Please provide these details by email at or by phone at 510-208-0811.

Important 2022 Giving Deadlines

Our staff continues to work diligently to help you with your charitable goals and interests. As you plan your giving, please take note of the year-end deadlines noted on this page.

EBCF’s offices will be closed for business 12/26/22 through 1/3/23. We will reopen on Tuesday, 1/3/23. 

Gifts received or postmarked by 12/31/22 will be credited to calendar year 2022. If your contribution is made later in December, you may not receive your acknowledgement letter or a tax-receipt until February 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: To make a complex charitable asset donation credited to the 2022 calendar year, please contact by 12/9/22.

Payment Methods

Invest Your Funds

As an EBCF fund advisor, you can choose to invest your funds in one of four pools: a cash pool, a short-term pool, intermediate-term pool or a long-term pool. Use the Investment Change form to make recommendations for your investment allocations. Typically, fund advisors do not change their investments often, but when appropriate, EBCF will accommodate these changes on a quarterly basis.

Make a Gift to EBCF

Unrestricted gifts made directly to East Bay Community Foundation are the best way to make an immediate impact on the present and future of the East Bay. All gifts made to EBCF are tax-deductible (Tax ID/EIN 94-6070996).

Make a Grant Recommendation

Fund advisors can make your grant recommendations (which initiate grants to nonprofits) using your DonorCentral account.

2022 Grant Recommendation Deadline

Want to make a grant to a nonprofit by the end of the year? 

Please submit your request by 10:00 am PT on Wednesday, December 14.  

Grant recommendations received after this deadline will be processed in January 2023.  

To ensure your grant recommendation is processed in a timely manner, please submit your request(s) through our online portal Donor Central

Due to extremely high volume, grant processing timelines in December and January may be significantly longer than usual. PLEASE NOTE: grants that exceed 80% of available fund balance may be delayed. 

Need assistance with your grantmaking? Please contact your relationship manager directly or our Donor Services team, at

Meet Our Fund Advisors

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Fund and Grantmaking Policies

Fund advisor grant requests at East Bay Community Foundation are governed by our grantmaking and fund policies. These policies ensure that the philanthropic impact of grants made by EBCF align with the values of social justice and racial justice. These policies are periodically updated. All fund advisors should be familiar with these policies.