22
Nov

African-American Male Achievement

Oakland’s African-American Male Achievement Photo Credit: Oakland Unified School District EBCF's role with AAMA program is particularly intensive and successful. EBCF has often played a pivotal role in connecting donors with innovations in education and other fields. In 2009, then Oakland school superintendent Tony Smith had an aggressive agenda to improve equity for the city’s 40,000+ students. Building on EBCF’s
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22
Nov

Hands on Philanthropists Find Partner in East Bay Community Foundation

Hands on Philanthropists Find Partner in East Bay Community FoundationDonor Story: Mendelson Family Joan Sautter and Dr. Roger Mendelson—the sister and brother team behind the Mendelson Family Fund–are avid philanthropists with deep Bay Area roots. Following their mother’s passing in 1999, Joan and Roger found themselves in a position to increase their family’s giving, and desired to do so locally.
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20
Jan

East Bay Community Foundation: Convener, Capacity Builder, Matchmaker

East Bay Community Foundation: Convener, Capacity Builder, MatchmakerA story of community resilience. How community foundations can play a key role in organizing local leaders to solve local problems. In December 2014, Chris Iglesias was a worried CEO of a 50 year-old neighborhood organization in Oakland’s Fruitvale District. The organization was providing social services to some 12,000 residents a year, yet funding
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