For more than a century, Berkeley has attracted thinkers, artists, innovators, political activists and problem solvers.
Our city is famous for tackling tough social issues that many communities accept as intractable or even disregard.
In that tradition, the Berkeley Community Fund was founded by a group whose love for Berkeley and for a community of hope and equity inspired them to set up a fund that would reflect their optimistic, activist goals. The founders hoped to translate the abstract wishes of Berkeley citizens for a just and caring society into concrete programs that would begin to achieve such a community in our city. Since its inception, BCF has focused on issues of social and economic justice and the common good.
BCF has supported dozens of worthy and effective community organizations and invested over $3 million in the Berkeley community. Beginning in 2007, BCF changed its focus and since that time has directed all donations to college scholarship programs.
Past Board Members
Ann Marie Callegari
Fr. Rigoberto Caloca-Rivas
Narsai M. David
Ira Michael Heyman