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.
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.
Stories from the Front Lines
A critical component of the Fund is supporting artists to create new work in the East Bay.
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.
Leaders of three community organizations share powerful insights from the frontlines of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.