Financial Information

Total Assets: $339,976,064 Total Giving: $68,822,165

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available




The following grants were reported in 2007:
$390,331 to Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department, Martinez, CA, payable over 1 year.
$235,000 to Californians for Pesticide Reform, San Francisco, CA. For California Farm Worker Pesticide, payable over 1 year.
$196,894 to RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA. For evaluation of HEAL Community Health Initiative, payable over 1 year.
$100,000 to San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA. For general support of Livable Communities Initiative, payable over 1 year.
$50,000 to El Campanil Theater Preservation Foundation, Antioch, CA. For capital campaign, payable over 1 year.
$50,000 to First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA. For general support, payable over 1 year.
$25,000 to African American Academic Achievement Committee, Antioch, CA. For after-school tutoring and mentoring, payable over 1 year.
$24,000 to Childrens Hospital and Research Center Foundation, Oakland, CA. For FACES for the Future Program, payable over 1 year.
$15,000 to Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA. For Building Communities Through Patient Leadership Councils, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of East County, Santee, CA. For after-school program expansion, payable over 1 year.


Giving limited to Alameda and Contra Costa counties, CA.
No support for religious organizations for religious purposes.
No grants to individuals directly, or for building and endowment funds, capital expenditures, annual fund appeals, existing obligations, retroactive funding, deficit financing, fundraising events, and celebrations.


The foundation transforms lives by harnessing financial capital, leadership and philanthropic expertise through the power of many: partnerships with individual donors, business, government, and private foundations. The foundation is especially dedicated to advancing economic opportunity for those in need and the education that leads to it. The foundation manages more than 500 charitable funds and endowments.


Established in 1928 in CA as The Alameda County Community Foundation by resolution and declaration of trust; revised in 1972 to include Contra Costa County – The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Quick Facts Sheet


Located in:



United States

Contact Information / Process

Phone: (510) 836-3223

Email: [email protected]

200 Frank H. Ogawa Plz.
Oakland, CA 94612-2005

Visit foundation Web site for application form and guidelines. Faxed applications are not accepted. Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:
1. Timetable for implementation and evaluation of project
2. How project will be sustained once grantmaker support is completed
3. Results expected from proposed grant
4. Qualifications of key personnel
5. Statement of problem project will address
6. Population served
7. Name, address and phone number of organization
8. Brief history of organization and description of its mission
9. Geographic area to be served
10. Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
11. How project’s results will be evaluated or measured
12. Descriptive literature about organization
13. Listing of board of directors, trustees, officers and other key people and their affiliations
14. Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
15. Copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
16. Additional materials/documentation
Initial approach: Submit application form and attachments via e-mail
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting date(s): May and Nov.
Deadline(s): Feb. 1 for Economic Development and Aug. 10 for Support for Children
Final notification: Within 4 to 6 months

Donors & Leadership

Officers and Trustees:
Sherry M. Hirota Chair. and Trustee
Peter Garcia Vice-Chair. and Trustee
Ingrid Lamirault Vice-Chair. and Trustee
James W. Head C.E.O. and Pres.
Janet Y. Spears C.O.O.
Gary Hall
Robert Kessler
Gwen Walden
Edward Liebst C.F.O.
Timothy H. Smallsreed Secy. and Trustee
Edward H. Harris Cont.
Lois DeDomenico Emeritus
Pamela Calloway Consultant
Nathan Brostrom
Robert R. Davenport, III
Ken Kawaichi
Donald Reinke