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Catch up on the latest news from East Bay Community Foundation. This section features letters from our president, community statements, press releases, and important news about the Foundation.

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Brandi Howard: History, Solidarity, and Hope

Black History Month, solidarity, and support for BLOs: President and CEO Brandi Howard finds opportunity for hope at EBCF.

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Supporting AAPI Communities in the Wake of Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay

EBCF President & CEO Brandi Howard expresses solidarity and support for AAPI communities following the tragic events in Monterey Park on January 21 and in Half Moon Bay on January 23.

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East Bay Fund for Artists Announces 2023 Awardees

Collectively, the awards from the East Bay Fund for Artists support artists whose work celebrates, preserves, and promotes the pride and identity of Black, Indigenous, and people of color and LGBTQ+ communities.

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Bringing a Lens of Liberation and Love to Philanthropy 

President & CEO Brandi Howard shares her story and the guiding principles she brings to EBCF’s framework for A Just East Bay.

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Stories & Insights

We’re proud to partner with movement leaders, community organizations, donors, institutions, and government partners across the East Bay region. As a community catalyst, we’ll post stories and insights about our partnerships in this section.

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.

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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.

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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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Find information about upcoming and recent town hall events, community forums, our Inclusive Economy Showcase, and more in this section.

Meet Brandi Howard, EBCF’s New President & CEO 

In this virtual event, community members learned more about Brandi and EBCF’s strategic vision for A Just East Bay. The …

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East Bay Fund for Artists Webinar

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Inclusive Economy Showcase

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A Just East Bay: From Response to Transformation

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Resource Library

Looking for a report about donor organizing or transforming philanthropy? Find it here in the Resources Library.

What is a Donor-Advised Fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a personalized approach to philanthropy that allows donors to make a charitable donation to a …

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VOTE, It’s Your Right!

Here are three motivations to participate in the November 2022 election and a list of measures our core grantee partners support.

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Three Ways to Use Your Donor-Advised Fund Beyond Grantmaking

Learn how you can make loans, loan guarantees, and private equity investments.

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