News

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.

East Bay Community Foundation Streamlines Funding to Organizations Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Efforts

As of May 4, 2022, the CDC reports that only 24.7% of children ages 12-17 are fully vaccinated. Meet the organizations leading COVID-19 vaccine outreach efforts.

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Reproductive Justice Is Racial Justice

Abortion bans disproportionately affect people of color and people with low income and that’s why we believe that reproductive justice is racial justice.

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Narrowing the Wealth Gap

BIPOC make up 40% of the U.S. population but 98% of wealth is managed by others. EBCF is leveraging its investments to narrow the racial wealth gap. CFO Valerie Red-Horse Mohl explains.

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25 Organizations Named Recipients of $1 Million in Grants to Support Community Organizing, Power Building, and Movement Building 

EBCF grant recipients will continue to organize and advocate in partnership with communities most impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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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Jim King Thinks Bigger

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.

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Events

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

Inclusive Economy Showcase

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A Just East Bay: From Response to Transformation

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Inclusive Economy Showcase

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Resource Library

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

10 Must-Read Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Photo credit: Cambodian New Year Festival at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park photographed by Joyce Xi  Asian American and Pacific Islander …

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Narrowing the Wealth Gap

BIPOC make up 40% of the U.S. population but 98% of wealth is managed by others. EBCF is leveraging its investments to narrow the racial wealth gap. CFO Valerie Red-Horse Mohl explains.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Fund Community Organizing  

Social movements led by communities most harmed by injustice are the most effective drivers of change. Learn how you can get involved.

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