East Bay Foundation on Aging

Attendees of EBFA’s annual celebration held on June 3, 2016 and featuring guest speaker, Anabel Pelham.

Attendees of EBFA’s annual celebration held on June 3, 2016 and featuring guest speaker, Anabel Pelham.

BACKGROUND
The East Bay Foundation on Aging (EBFA), a supporting organization at The San Francisco Foundation, is a grantmaking partner committed to improving the lives of underserved seniors in Oakland. Founded in 2009 with the proceeds from the sale of the historic Matilda Brown Home for Elderly Women in Oakland, the East Bay Foundation on Aging seeks to improve and maintain the physical and emotional health of vulnerable older adults. Northern California’s oldest nonprofit, The Ladies’ Home Society of Oakland ran the Matilda Brown Home from 1872 to 2007. Due to financial, infrastructure, and emerging issues related to the changing demographics and needs of seniors, the Society sold the facility and created a grantmaking entity that will continue the legacy of service to seniors.

In FY 15-16, EBFA granted $408,000 to the following organizations:

Alameda County Meals on Wheels Legal Assistance for Seniors
Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay LIFE Eldercare, Inc.
Bay Area Community Services Mercy Brown Bag Program
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County ReCARES
DayBreak Adult Care Centers S.O.S. Meals on Wheels
Ethiopian Community and Cultural Center Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County
J-Sei St. Mary’s Center
Justice in Aging: Fighting Poverty Through Law Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay

FY17 Grantmaking Process and Priorities

All invited applicants will receive information on how to apply on Monday, July 25, 2016. 
If you have been invited to submit a proposal to the FY17 Grantmaking Cycle, you can find more information in this guide (Please note that at this time, EBFA does not accept unsolicited proposals)

Board Members

The current EBFA trustees, including (from left to right): Lucinda Bazile, Anne Warner-Reitz, Micheal Pope, Advisory Committee Member Margaret Sigurdson, Maria Healey, Susan Frohlich, Wendy Peterson, Peter Szutu, Jayne Haldane. Not pictured: Joann Sullivan.

The current EBFA trustees, including (from left to right): Lucinda Bazile, Anne Warner-Reitz, Micheal Pope, Advisory Committee Member Margaret Sigurdson, Maria Healey, Susan Frohlich, Wendy Peterson, Peter Szutu, Jayne Haldane. Not pictured: Joann Sullivan.

The current board roaster is as follows:

Micheal Pope, Board Chair
Lucinda Bazile, Vice Chair and Nominations Committee Lead
Susan Frohlich, Treasurer
Joann Sullivan, Secretary
Jayne Haldane
Maria Healey
Wendy Peterson
Peter Szutu
Anne Warner-Reitz

Advisory Members include Margaret Sigurdson.

The trustees of EBFA meet four times annually with an annual grantee celebration in the spring of each year.

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Jwanouskos
Program Assistant
415.733.8529

bjwanouskos@sff.org