Fostering an Inclusive Economy
Program-related Investments (PRIs) are mission-driven investments focused on supporting communities and are another way that East Bay Community Foundation fosters inclusive economic models ensuring that our economy is accessible to all those who want to participate.
PRIs are unlike grants in that investments can be made to founders, entrepreneurs and social enterprises, not just 501(c)(3) organizations, and those investments can take the form of loans, loan guarantees and private equity, structured for returns to the DAF at below-market interest.
Fund advisors are able to use their Donor Advised Funds for mission-aligned PRIs in accordance with IRS rules. Donors can select an impact investment of their choice or seek to specifically support the local East Bay Community through various programs. Speak to your EBCF relationship manager for more information.
Inclusive Economy Showcase
To raise awareness about program-related investment opportunities, EBCF periodically holds events where donors and other community members can meet East Bay social entrepreneurs ready to take their business or social enterprise to the next level. Founders who participate in the Inclusive Economy Showcase represent women- or Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led businesses.
We believe that it is not the role of external parties to create wealth, power, or voice in BIPOC communities—these elements already exist. Rather, external parties should be allies and supporters who seek to shift and transform resources and wealth, elevate and amplify stories, and support power and policy led by those most impacted by these factors.
For more information about impact investing at EBCF, contact a member of our team.
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Senior Advisor(510) 208-7562
VALERIE RED-HORSE MOHL, of Cherokee ancestry, is the former CFO of East Bay Community Foundation and currently serving the Foundation as a Senior Advisor. She has more than 25 years of in-depth experience in the financial services and investment banking industry with a unique expertise in the Native American tribal government sector.
Red-Horse Mohl has raised, structured, and managed over $3 billion in capital and holds seven FINRA registrations. Red-Horse Mohl is the former Executive Director/CEO of Social Venture Circle, a non-profit leading the way in the field of social impact investing and sustainable business. She is also the CEO/founder of Red-Horse Financial Group and Red-Horse Native Productions.
Red-Horse Mohl serves as an inaugural member of the U.S. Treasury Advisory Committee on Racial Equity, formed in 2022 to advance racial equity in the economy. She is the Advisory Board Chair of Stanford University’s Center for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and teaches two undergraduate courses on Entrepreneurship for Social Impact and Racial Equity at Stanford. She also serves as Board Chair of the National Boys and Girls Clubs Native American Division, as an Advisory Board Member for NDN Fund, a Board Member of the Crane Institute of Sustainability (Intentional Endowments Network), and as a Board Member for the Northern California Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.
Red-Horse Mohl earned a B.A. with Cum Laude honors from UCLA and has founded several nonprofit ministries nationwide. Red-Horse Mohl has been married since 1982 to former NFL professional Curt Mohl and they have three children, Courtney–Stanford University ‘07; Derek–California Lutheran University ‘12; and Chelsea–Stanford University ‘21.
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Manager, Impact Investingeburger@eastbaycf.org (510) 208-7562
Elizabeth Burger is the Manager, Impact Investing and works closely alongside the CFO on impact investing programs. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she earned her master’s degree in international studies with a specialization in refugee and humanitarian emergencies.
Prior to joining EBCF, Elizabeth wore many hats at Social Venture Circle, where she led operations, communications, and impact investing programs & events. She also served as the Regional Coordinator at the Anti-Defamation League’s San Francisco office. Originally from Florida, she is an alum of New College of Florida and spent a year living in Hanover, Germany on a Fulbright scholarship. Elizabeth has lived in the Bay Area since 2017.Contact Elizabeth Burger
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Senior Program Officerswu@eastbaycf.org
Sabrina Wu is a collaborative leader who has focused her career on advancing social justice and equity. As a Senior Fellow at East Bay Community Foundation, she leads the foundation’s emerging work on building an inclusive and equitable economy for a Just East Bay.
Sabrina brings over fifteen years of experience in program planning and management, alliance building, community and youth leadership development, and evaluation in the non-profit and public sectors. Prior to joining EBCF, she served as Director of HOPE (Health for Oakland’s People and Environment) Collaborative, where she built partnerships between public and private sectors and community to advance racial and economic equity in Oakland’s food system and built environment. She has also launched and led many community programs working with and on behalf of low income communities of color, focused on health equity, youth development, and food justice.
Sabrina holds a Bachelors degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and a Masters degree in Agriculture, Food and Environmental Policy from Tufts University.Contact Sabrina Wu