Being a Movement Partner 

Funders like East Bay Community Foundation play an important role in the movement ecosystem. We recognize that community organizations and movement leaders are the driving force for change. Our responsibility as a funder is to be a partner and ally to them.

As a movement partner it is our responsibility to address systemic power imbalances in philanthropy, utilize our influence to champion and advance the work of grantee partners, increase funding and support for them with donors and peers, be accountable, and align our funding, strategy and goals with racial justice organizing and power building.

Core Grantees

Our core grantee partners are leaders in one or more of our core program strategies. Our grantmaking prioritizes organizations led by and in service of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI), South & Southwest Asian and North African (SSWANA) communities, and those impacted by multiple, intersectional systems of oppression.

ABEN: A Black Education Network
ACCE Oakland
ACCE Contra Costa
African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC)
APEB (formerly AIDS Project East Bay)
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Bay Rising
Black Organizing Project
Causa Justa :: Just Cause
Communities for a Better Environment
Community Housing Development Corporation
East Oakland Youth Development Center
Ensuring Opportunity
Faith in Action East Bay
Filipino Advocates for Justice
First 5 Contra Costa Community Engagement and Advocacy Program
The Hannah Project Partnership for Academic Achievement
Hidden Genius Project
Monument Impact
Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Oakland Rising
Parent Voices Oakland
Power California
Restore Oakland
Restaurant Opportunity Center
RYSE Center
Roots Community Health Center
Safe Return Project

Stories from the Front Lines

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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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