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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.

Belonging in Oakland: A Just City Cultural Fund Announces New Grantees

For the fund’s first time, three projects were awarded three-year grants of $100,000 per year for collaborations across Oakland-based cultural and social change organizations led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

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East Bay Fund for Artists Announces 2023 Awardees

East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) announced the 2023 awardees of the East Bay Fund for Artists (EBFA), which will provide $285,500 to 15 individual artists and nine to organizations.

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Our Impact Together in 2023

Learn about the EBCF’s investments in community and the collective impact of the Foundation’s grantees in 2023.

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East Bay Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

EBCF has grown its leadership team committed to community power-building with the appointment of three new members to the board of directors.

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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.

Creating a New Economic Model that Values Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color

REAL People’s Fund is an innovative $10M community-governed and -led investment fund and entrepreneurship program, that is poised to move over $5M more into the community over the next few years.  

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The Movement Building Crisis: Fixing the Broken Talent Pipeline

EBCF co-hosted a first-of-its-kind gathering to address the crisis the movement-building ecosystem is facing in the Bay Area: How do we sustain organizing and power building for long-term change? 

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Brandi Howard: To Dream. To Heal. To Belong.

Healing is an ongoing process, a journey that never truly ends. We must continually engage in this process, both as individuals and as an organization, because the oppressive systems that have caused so much harm still exist.

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Brandi Howard: How Philanthropy Can Support Healthy Resilience in Our Community

Resilience should not be a solitary endeavor. Instead, it should be bolstered by resources, healing tools, and community support. And this is where philanthropy — and EBCF — must play a role. 

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

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East Bay Fund for Artists Webinar

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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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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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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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10 Must-Read Books for Latinx Heritage Month

Pick a book and learn more about Latinx heritage this month and every month.

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