Becca Freedman

Funders should imbue each and every interaction with the highest level of respect for a grantee’s time and organizational efforts. Philanthropy is only as strong as the funder-grantee relationship.

Becca Freedman

Program Associate

As Koret’s program associate, Becca works closely with the program officers on all aspects of grantmaking, focusing on the Jewish community portfolio and leading the Foundation’s mid-sized grants docket. Becca originally joined Koret in 2016 as a grants analyst, supporting the Foundation in grants management and operations. She particularly enjoys learning about the alignment of grantees’ needs with the Foundation’s priorities, and working with grantees in crafting authentic proposal narratives that put each organization’s best foot forward.

Becca previously served as the grants officer and administrator for five years at The Arca Foundation in Washington, DC, a small private foundation dedicated to advancing equity, justice, and human rights. During that time, she served as the deputy finance director to DC Mayor Vincent Gray’s re-election campaign. She also completed a nine-month Jeremiah Fellowship, an initiative of Jews United for Justice, where she worked on local organizing campaigns for housing justice and paid family leave.

Becca holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Georgetown University. She completed post-baccalaureate work at Georgetown in psychology and cognition, inspired by her years in early childhood development and literacy.

Becca recently relocated from Washington, DC, to the Bay Area with her husband, a chemistry professor at the University of San Francisco. They now have a daughter, Emma, who is a native San Franciscan.