Group of people wearing masks, organizing paper bags

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.

Stories from the Front Lines

Community Advocate Uplifts West Oakland Nonprofits 

Learn more about how a local community advocate uses a donor-advised fund to deliver equity to grassroots organizations in West Oakland.

Read More

Oakland: The Home of Latinx-led Power Building

Learn the local history and impact of the community leaders behind some of the largest Latinx-led nonprofits in Oakland.

Read More

Yellow flowers on a tree

The Air is Cleaner On The Other Side of Town: Environmental Justice in the East Bay

Learn about Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and Communities for a Better Environment efforts to reduce air pollution in the East Bay.

Read More

Get Involved Today

Meet Our Team Become A Partner Subscribe Make A Donation