Mission

The East Bay Foundation on Aging (EBFA) is committed to improving the lives of underserved seniors.

The goal of EBFA is to improve the physical and emotional health of underserved seniors living in Oakland by supporting their basic needs.

Background

As a supporting organization at The East Bay Community Foundation, EBFA is a grantmaking partner working with our grantees to provide comprehensive services to seniors, particularly those who reside in Oakland.

Founded in 2009 with the proceeds from the sale of the historic Matilda Brown Home for Elderly Women in Oakland, EBFA seeks to improve and maintain the physical and emotional health of vulnerable older adults.

Northern California’s oldest nonprofit, The Ladies’ Home Society of Oakland operated the Matilda Brown Home from 1872 to 2007. The Society sold the facility and created this grantmaking entity to ensure and continue the legacy of service to seniors.

What We Do

The East Bay Foundation On Aging makes grants to local agencies that support the health and wellness of seniors living in the region.

In FY 2018-19, EBFA granted $422,000 to the following organizations:

Funding Priorities

The goal of the East Bay Foundation on Aging is to improve the physical and emotional health of underserved seniors living in Oakland by supporting their basic needs. Priority will be given to programs serving low-income Oakland residents, though the applicant’s physical location need not be restricted solely to Oakland.

At this time, The East Bay Foundation on Aging cannot accept unsolicited proposals. Our grant process is by invitation only.

Join The Movement. Support Our Seniors Today!

If you are interested in ensuring that our older adults are able to age gracefully within their own community of Oakland, please donate to EBFA to continue such services.

Board Members

Advisory Members

For more information about the East Bay Foundation on Aging, please contact ebfonaging@eastbaycf.org.