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East Bay Community Foundation

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four stars

94.37

200 Frank Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 836-3223   Web Site
EIN: 94-6070996

Board Leadership
Quinn Delaney
Board Chair

CEO
James W. Head
President & Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.37 four stars
  Financial 93.13 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The East Bay Community Foundation is the leading resource for information about charitable giving and community needs in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. We enhance the quality of life for the people of Alameda and Contra Costa counties through grant making, community-building initiatives, and research. We deepen philanthropy by providing an array of expert services to those who hold charitable funds with us and by focusing on advancing economic opportunity for adults and families in need and on ensuring very young children are successful in the education system so they have economic opportunity when they become adults. Last year we granted $47.67 million to nonprofit organizations. Our charitable assets under management total more than $331 million.

The East Bay Community Foundation is the leading resource for information about charitable giving and community needs in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. We enhance the quality of life for the people of Alameda and Contra Costa counties through grant making, community-building initiatives, and research. We deepen philanthropy by providing an array of expert services to those who hold charitable funds with us and by focusing on advancing economic opportunity for adults and families in need and on ensuring very young children are successful in the education system so they have economic opportunity when they become adults. Last year we granted $47.67 million to nonprofit organizations. Our charitable assets under management total more than $331 million.

Financial

four stars

93.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
93.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.84
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by East Bay Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by East Bay Community Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
East Bay Community Foundation (CA) 94.37 four stars
San Angelo Area Foundation (TX) 94.44 four stars
Community First Foundation (CO) 92.24 four stars
Arlington Community Foundation (VA) 93.32 four stars
Erie Community Foundation (PA) 99.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $26,476,043
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $4,988,983
   Government Grants $10,664
Total Contributions $31,475,690
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $31,475,690
   Other Revenue $3,416,470
TOTAL REVENUE $34,892,160
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $74,010,108
   Administrative Expenses $1,988,828
   Fundraising Expenses $1,172,959
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $77,171,895
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-42,279,735
   
Net Assets $214,036,557

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grantmaking $74,010,108 100.0%

Ratings History
East Bay Community Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 94.37 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 93.44 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 87.62 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 91.02 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 96.42 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.33 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 87.81 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 81.67 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 88.97 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 94.06 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 90.13 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 86.63 three stars
2008-06 04/01/2010 99.20 four stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 96.59 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 99.04 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 98.89 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 88.58 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 88.43 three stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 78.99 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-6070996
Name in IRS Master File EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1947
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$295,183 0.38% James Head President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
East Bay Community Foundation (CA) 94.37 four stars
Greater Milwaukee Foundation (WI) 96.66 four stars
Evanston Community Foundation (IL) 87.72 three stars
The Minneapolis Foundation (MN) 96.53 four stars
Foothills Community Foundation (SC) 91.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

East Bay Community Foundation
200 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 836-3223
fax: (510) 836-3287
EIN: 94-6070996

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Board Leadership

Quinn Delaney
Board Chair

CEO

James W. Head
President & Chief Executive Officer

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