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

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.

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Investing in Black Led Organizations is Key to an Equitable Pandemic Recovery

Bay Area Black-led organizations (B.L.O.s) make up a strong, vibrant network of community anchors that have served as the backbone …

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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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