Francesca Vietor, The San Francisco Foundation

TITLE: Senior Advisor, Donor and Development Services

FUNDING AREAS: Environmental conservation, renewable energy — San Francisco Bay Area

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PROFILE: Vietor is a Senior Advisor, Donor and Development Services at TSFF. Vietor's foundation bio shares: 

Francesca Vietor serves as Senior Advisor, Donor and Development Services for The San Francisco Foundation, developing grantmaking recommendations for donors and implementing programs to advance racial, economic and environmental equity. Previously, Francesca served for two years as Senior Director for Expanding Access to Opportunity at the foundation, directing grantmaking and initiatives in criminal justice, workforce development, transit, education and infrastructure. Before her promotion to Senior Director in 2016, Francesca served as Program Director for Environment, Public Policy, and Civic Engagement at the Foundation for five years.

Francesca also serves as one of five commissioners on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), where she leads policymaking for the City and County of San Francisco’s water, wastewater, and municipal power services. Francesca has served as President of the SFPUC twice in her nine year tenure.

Before coming to The San Francisco Foundation in 2010, Francesca was executive director of the Chez Panisse Foundation, president of the Urban Forest Council, president of the Commission on the Environment, and chair of Mayor Newsom’s Environmental Transition Team. She has worked for several non-profits, including Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace, and she serves on the boards of SPUR and Resilient by Design. Francesca holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Georgetown University and she lives in San Francisco with her twelve-year old daughter.


Susan Harvey, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

TITLE: Program Director, Education


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PROFILE: Susan Harvey is a program director of education at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Her foundation bio shares:

Susan joined the Foundation in 1999, and she oversees grantmaking in the Education Program. As program director, Susan directs strategy and manages program staff and investments to advance STEM teaching and learning in regions throughout California, and Character development in the U.S. Before joining the Foundation, Susan worked as a software engineer, both at Qusim Systems, Inc. and at Electronic Data Systems Corporation, where she managed the development, implementation, and maintenance of multiple complex systems. She has also worked as a data processing training specialist for the Bank of California and as a practice analyst at Alta Bates Medical Research. Susan is actively involved in local community organizations, and she is a co-founder of The Lake School, a nonprofit preschool located in Oakland. She has also served on the Boards of The College Preparatory School and the Alta Bates Summit Foundation. Susan graduated from Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Religion with a minor in Geography.