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.
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:
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.
- Expand and Strengthen Safety Net Services to ensure that low-income seniors in Oakland – particularly those most vulnerable and least served – can have their critical needs met and experience improved quality of life. EBFA will provide general operating support (1-year core support grants, up to $30K) to address basic needs for seniors in Oakland, primarily the following: Health (including mental health), Housing, Food, Safety, Transportation and Legal (protection of basic rights) services.
- Promote Aging with Dignity by building awareness about Oakland seniors and issues of aging. EBFA will fund advocacy efforts (project grants of 1-year, up to $30K) to ensure that low-income Oakland seniors’ needs are prioritized among local businesses, state and local government agencies and/or the public.
Core Support – support for organizations whose core mission is to serve underserved seniors residing in Oakland, or for organizations located outside of Oakland that can demonstrate that a significant portion of their clients are seniors residing in Oakland.
Project Support – support for a project or set of activities that can be accomplished within the grant period, or for organizations located outside of Oakland that can demonstrate that the activities proposed will benefit seniors living in Oakland.
All funds should be used to promote the health and well-being of seniors living in Oakland.
- For Priority 1, 12-month core operating grants will be awarded in the range of $10,000-30,000.
- For Priority 2, 12-month project grants will be awarded in the range of $10,000-30,000.
Selected organizations that provide services to, or work on behalf of, low-income seniors in Oakland have been invited to submit an application. At this time, we cannot accept unsolicited proposals.
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.
For more information about the East Bay Foundation on Aging, please contact email@example.com.