Fred Blackwell

Chief Executive Officer, The San Francisco Foundation

 

Fred Blackwell is the CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, one of the largest community foundations in the country. The San Francisco Foundation works with donors, community leaders, and public and private partners to create thriving communities throughout the Bay Area. Since joining the Foundation in 2014, he has led the Foundation in a renewed commitment to social justice through an equity agenda focused on racial and economic inclusion.

Prior to the Foundation, Mr. Blackwell served as Interim City Administrator City of Oakland where he previously served as Assistant City Administrator. He was the Executive Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Development; and he was a Multicultural Fellow in Neighborhood and Community Development at The San Francisco Foundation.

Environmental Philanthropy Award 2020 recipients

Funders: The Pace Foundation, with The NR Peace & Justice Fund, Lenko Family Foundation, Melliodora Fund, (a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation), Sarah Brenan, (Hamer Family Fund), The Mullum Trust, Vicki Olsson.

For-purpose: Beyond Zero Foundation

Award partner: Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

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