Kyle Marinshaw

Philanthropy has the power to effect dramatic change, but this cannot happen overnight. Consistent and intentional support is key to grantee success, as is a spirit of experimentation. It’s rewarding and productive to build relationships over time within a variety of communities and to steward grantees through an iterative process of growth and improvement.

Kyle Marinshaw

Program Officer

Kyle joined the Koret Foundation in 2015 as a program officer. In this role, he manages a diverse portfolio of general community grants, with a particular focus on higher education and the arts. In 2016 Kyle helped launch a new $50 million Higher Education Initiative and in 2017, a $10 million Arts and Culture Initiative.

Prior to joining Koret, Kyle worked at WolfBrown, an arts and cultural management consultancy firm, where he led a range of projects, including program evaluation, strategic planning, market research, and capacity building initiatives. Kyle’s diverse roster of clients included the Performing Arts Program of the Hewlett Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, and Chorus America. Previously, Kyle worked for Arlington Cultural Affairs in Arlington County, Virginia, where he supported a wide range of cultural organizations.

Since 2016, Kyle has served on the Steering Committee of the Arts Loan Fund, a program managed by Northern California Grantmakers. Kyle holds an MA in arts management from American University in Washington, DC. He earned his BFA at the University of Arizona.

Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, Kyle has lived in the Bay Area for almost 10 years. An outdoor enthusiast and half-marathoner, he also takes advantage of our community’s rich cultural offerings, attending live performances or exhibitions several times a month.