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Message from the President, December 2019

 Season’s Greetings! The end of each year is always a time of great reflection and as I ponder my career …

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EBCF In The News: Inside Philanthropy

EBCF was recognized by Inside Philanthropy as the 2019 “Boldest Community Foundation.” According to the publication, this designation is rooted …

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EBCF Announces First-Ever Round Of Grantmaking To Social Movement And Community Organizing Partners

Cohort Reflects Foundation’s Strategy to Affect Sustainable Change at Scale in the East Bay. Oakland, CA – November 4, 2019 …

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Updated Policies To Safeguard Our Grantmaking

EBCF is committed to using philanthropy to advance racial equity, social justice and to bring about the health and well-being …

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Event Recap: Opening of the EBCF Contra Costa Office

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, marked the official public opening of the East Bay Community Foundation’s (EBCF) Contra Costa office. Located …

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Everyone counts: Grants totaling $3.3M go to Bay Area nonprofits for Census 2020 outreach

Oakland, CA – The Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative (BACFC) is pleased to announce more than $3.3 million in grants …

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Message from President and Chief Executive Officer, James W. Head

Dear EBCF Community, The East Bay Community Foundation extends its deepest sympathies to the families and communities affected by the …

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Inclusive Economy: EBCF + Opportunity Zones

As a place-based community foundation charged with mobilizing resources to be directed where they are most needed, EBCF supports efforts …

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Event Recap: Breaking Barriers, Building Bonds – The Inaugural ASCEND:BLO Network Summit

The inaugural ASCEND:BLO Network Summit was held on Juneteenth at Google’s Cloud Campus in Sunnyvale, CA, around the theme of …

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Event Recap: Diversity in Philanthropy

In partnership with the San Francisco Foundation and the Women Donors Network, on May 20th, EBCF had the privilege of hosting the Donors of …

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Event Recap: After Hours at The Oakland Museum of California

On April 24th, members of EBCF’s professional advisor network were invited to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of two new installations …

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A Bold Social Justice Vision

President & CEO James Head outlines the need to transform philanthropy and announces our new mission statement.

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Changes to Investment Portfolios

 Oakland, CA – Today, the East Bay Community Foundation announced that it has repositioned all of its investment pools in …

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ASCEND:BLO – A Year in Review

To build an inclusive, fair, and just region, means increasing local organizations’ capacity to serve the needs of our fellow …

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Event Recap: Women and the Criminal Justice System, Session 1

Women, Girls, and the Criminal Justice System Donor Education Series, Session 1, April 4, 2019 On April 4th, the East …

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Event Recap: Who Benefits from California’s Economic Boom?

A Conversation with Lenny Mendonca and Margaret Hanlon-Gradie We were honored to host Lenny Mendonca and Margaret Hanlon-Gradie on March …

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BLO Accelerator Pitch Showcase at Google Community Space

In the spirit of Ubuntu, bay area philanthropic community comes together to support inaugural cohort of black-led organizations. “[Ubuntu is] …

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East Bay Community Foundation Comments on Public Charge

The East Bay Community Foundation has submitted public comments to the Federal Registry opposing the proposed changes to the “public …

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Recap: Blindspotting Advance Screening & Community Discussion

As a kick-off of our 90th year, the East Bay Community Foundation hosted an advance screening of the highly-acclaimed film …

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East Bay Community Foundation Selects Inaugural Cohort To Join Nonprofit Accelerator Program

The nonprofit accelerator is a component of ASCEND:BLO, the Foundation’s initiative to strengthen and preserve Black-led nonprofit organizations in the …

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