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East Bay Community Foundation (California)

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF)


    The East Bay Community Foundation transforms lives by harnessing financial capital, leadership and philanthropic expertise through the power of many: partnerships with individual donors, business, government, and private foundations. The foundation is especially dedicated to advancing economic opportunity for those in need and the education that leads to it.

    The foundation manages more than 500 charitable funds and endowments which support the following subject areas: 
    • Arts and culture
    • Christianity
    • Early childhood education
    • Elementary and secondary education
    • Environment
    • Family services
    • Foundations
    • Higher education
    • Human services
    • Job training
    • Natural resources
    • Out-patient medical care
    • Performing arts
    • Public affairs
    • Public policy
    • Special population support
    • Youth development
    Priority consideration is provided for the following population groups: 
    • Academics
    • Children
    • Children and youth
    • Economically disadvantaged people
    • Ethnic and racial groups
    • LGBTQ people
    • Low-income and poor people
    • People of African descent
    • People of Asian descent
    • People of Latin American descent
    • Students

    History of Funding

    Previously funded projects may be viewed at:

    Additional Information

    The Foundation prefers to support nonprofit activities through the following strategies: 
    • Continuing support
    • General support
    • Leadership and professional development
    • Policy, advocacy and systems reform
    • Program development
    • Program evaluations
    • Research
    • Seed money
    • System and operational improvements
    • Systems reform
    • Technical assistance


    John Patchtner

    John Patchtner
    De Domenico Building 200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
    Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 836-3223

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are nonprofit agencies operating in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California. Typically the Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. However, the Foundation also awards grants to public agencies (county offices of education, city parks and recreation departments, etc.), schools (public and private), and some community associations or projects that have the fiscal sponsorship of another 501(c)(3) organization.

    Deadline Details

    Applications vary based on program area.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary by program area. 

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