Make The


JULY 2011–2014

Make The

A Three-Year Report:
July 2011-2014

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What can you do to change the world?

If this sounds like a bold question, we assure you: regardless of your resources, you can make a difference. It starts by making the right connections. Individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations connect with the East Bay Community Foundation for help making gifts and grants right here in the East Bay—social investments that often address nationwide needs but are acted on locally. Donors connect with us to achieve results and impact beyond the East Bay.

Connect with us. You will make a difference.

Explore the Possibilities

Make It Happen

EBCF is a catalyst for building and strengthening healthy communities. We spotlight social innovators and help them find resources to expand their work.

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Spark a Change

Complex problems require multiple partners to develop lasting solutions. EBCF plays a central role in connecting donors of all types, decision-makers, and proven nonprofits.

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Expand Your Impact

Tailor-made partnerships with EBCF can give you sharper insight to the East Bay’s pressing needs and the organizations achieving results.

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Our Impact

Early Childhood Success

EBCF invests in programs for children from birth to age 8 to break the “start behind, stay behind” cycle. Our Community Partners and other grantees support positive parenting. They operate quality preschools. They support struggling readers to catch up to their peers. Together we advocate for policies and resources to improve early childhood education programs.

Ready Learners

Seventy-eight percent of 4-year-olds served by Kidango centers ended the school year in the top two developmental levels on key school-readiness measures.

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Economic Opportunity

We support programs that help people with employment barriers start and stay on a path toward economic self-sufficiency. Our Community Partners and other grantees provide skills training and job placement in high-demand industries. They also offer training and long-term follow-up services to help their graduates succeed and advance in the workplace.

Strong Starts

Our Community Partners strive to place graduates in jobs with wages that promote self-sufficiency.

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More Than Money

Every day we engage with grantees, donors, community leaders, elected officials, and others around critical community concerns. Beyond the walls of our building, we are out in the community, connecting with leaders throughout our region on topics ranging from planned giving for nonprofits to confronting suburban poverty.

At The Center

Our James Irvine Foundation Conference Center is a hub of activity for the community, hosting meetings, trainings, retreats, and celebrations.

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See Your Investments

EBCF partners with individuals, businesses, and families who are advisors for funds of varying sizes, currently numbering 279. A fund may be opened with a contribution of $10,000 or more. Each advisor may recommend investment in EBCF’s five investment pools. The time horizons of the advisor’s grantmaking primarily guide the choice of investment options.

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279 Donor-Advised Funds

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Establish A Fund

Help the causes and communities you care about—with results and impact. Different types of charitable funds meet a variety of interests and financial planning goals. We handle all administrative and reporting requirements.

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Donate to EBCF

The challenges our community faces are too large to be solved by the resources of any one player or any one sector. Make an unrestricted gift to be part of the meaningful change that EBCF facilitates in the East Bay.

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