Tim Little, Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

TITLE:  Executive Director & Co-Founder

FOCUS AREAS: Environment, consumer health, public health, youth leadership, environmental justice

CONTACT:  510-658-0702, tlittle@rosefdn.org

PROFILE: Tim Little is the executive director and co-founder of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.

His foundation bio shares:

Tim Little is Rose Foundation’s chief executive and principal grants officer. Starting 20 years ago from an endowment of zero, Tim built a family of environmental and consumer protection grantmaking funds at the Foundation – most supervised by expert advisory boards – that collectively award $3 – $7 million each year. Tim is an evangelist about the power of grassroots community activism and the need to funnel resources toward the grassroots base of the environmental movement. He is also a nationally-recognized voice in the field of sustainable investing and has co-authored The Environmental Fiduciary series of publications related to fiduciary responsibility and corporate environmental performance. Before co-founding Rose Foundation, he held leadership positions with a number of non-profits including the Coalition for Clean Air, Heal the Bay, and Communities for a Better Environment. Other past affiliations include serving on the board of the Sierra Nevada Alliance and Confluence Philanthropy.