Impact: Overview


Since 2008, EBCF has invested in strategies for helping people with employment barriers find and keep good jobs, and for ensuring that young children get a strong start so they can become successful readers by third grade. Three years ago, we identified a small group of Community Partners that are making an impact on these issues throughout the East Bay—exemplary organizations with strong leadership and demonstrated results. We made a multi-year commitment to these organizations. EBCF staff work closely with our Community Partners to develop a deeper understanding of their programs and to offer advice and support when challenges arise. We also provide training and resources to further strengthen their leadership and management to increase their community impact. We are proud to highlight the work and results of our Community Partners and other grantees working to break the cycle of poverty by helping adults find and keep jobs, and by helping children get a strong start in life.

I appreciate the depth of engagement from EBCF program staff. They know our programs well and take a keen interest at a level of detail not traditional for other foundations. This level of engagement has created a heightened transparency which is essential for successful partnerships. Barrie Hathaway

Executive Director, The Stride Center

Impact Areas

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.

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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.

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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.

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