Add Assets To Your Fund

As an EBCF fundholder, 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

*Some gift types may require approval from EBCF’s Board of Directors.

Gift Delivery Instructions for Fundholders

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.

Payment Methods

Invest Your Funds

As an EBCF fundholder, 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, fundholders do not change their investments often, but when appropriate, EBCF will accommodate these changes on a quarterly basis.

Make an Unrestricted Gift to EBCF

Unrestricted gifts made directly to the 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.

Make a Grant Recommendation

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

Meet Our Fundholders

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Removing Funding Barriers for Artists by Rethinking Grantmaking in the Arts

A critical component of the Fund is supporting artists to create new work in the East Bay.

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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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Community Is the Key: Lessons of Resilience During COVID-19

Leaders of three community organizations share powerful insights from the frontlines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fund and Grantmaking Policies

Fundholder 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 fundholders should be familiar with these policies.