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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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CFO Valerie Red-Horse Mohl Appointed to U.S. Treasury Department Advisory Committee on Racial Equity

The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to Secretary Yellen and Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo.

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Remembering Board Member Gwen Walden

With sadness, we share the news that EBCF Board Member Gwen Walden passed away on Monday, September 26. Learn how you can honor Gwen’s legacy.

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The Board of Directors Appoints New President & CEO

Interim Board Chair and Interim President & CEO share how the new President and CEO is everything we value at EBCF.

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East Bay Community Foundation Announces Brandi Howard as New President & CEO

Third-generation Oakland native with a deep commitment to equity and justice joining East Bay Community Foundation on November 14.

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The Just East Bay Fund: Building Cultural, Economic, and People Power

Learn how donor support for The Just East Bay Fund increased overall giving capacity across our program strategies.

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Reimagining Our Investment Policy to Advance Racial Justice

Updating our Investment Policy Statement was a big step in our plan to create social impact using assets under management. Learn more about how we did it.

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Power, Change, and Justice

Interim President and CEO Pamela Calloway shares EBCF’s strategies to help communities most harmed by systems of oppresion to build power and advance racial justice.

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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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There’s Always More Hope!

Interim President & CEO Pamela Calloway reports on EBCF’s grantmaking in 2021 and shares reflections on embracing change, and taking action.

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A New Look for EBCF

We are excited to introduce our new brand identity and website, which more accurately represents our bold commitment to our community.

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16 Bay Area Artist Named Recipients of $170,000 in Grants

Selections offer an array of disciplines and perspectives honoring the cultural legacies and histories of East Bay performance traditions.

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This Moment is Golden

In her first message to the community, Pamela expresses her enthusiasm for this moment in EBCF’s history.

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East Bay Community Foundation Board of Directors Appoints Interim Leadership

Pamela Calloway will serve as interim president and CEO, Mark Friedman as interim board chairperson, and Catherine Chen as chairperson of the executive search committee.

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A Farewell Message from Our President & CEO James Head

Before his final day, James shared learnings from nearly seven years of service and excitement for EBCF’s future.

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