Danielle Foreman

As the demographics of the Bay Area continue to change, every organization must evolve to stay relevant. Philanthropies must likewise evolve strategically, anticipating needs and challenges, and partnering with organizations dedicated to designing future-forward communities.

Danielle Foreman

Chief Program Officer

Danielle joined Koret in 2010 and has served as the chief program officer since 2017. She leads the foundation’s grantmaking and external communications. In partnership with the CEO and CFO, she oversees the foundation’s operations, board management, and organizational development. Danielle is a frequent speaker and writer on philanthropy and issues in the civic and Jewish communities. 

Since 2015, Danielle has also provided philanthropic advisory services to high-net-worth individuals and family foundations seeking to leverage their wealth for social change. Danielle assists her clients with mission development and implementation, strategic planning, and grantmaking and evaluation.

Danielle’s prior experience spans both the public and private sectors, including working at the New York City Department of Education, and as a political media and strategy consultant in the Bay Area.

Danielle holds an M.P.A. in Public and Non-Profit Management and Policy from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication, where she minored in international relations and photography.

Danielle is a board member of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) and an advisory board member of IsraAID. She is a past board member of Slingshot, a national organization that fosters innovation in Jewish life. She is also a graduate of Leadership San Francisco. 

Danielle is a Bay Area native. She and her husband live in San Francisco with their two sons. Danielle enjoys downhill skiing, almost anything else outdoors, travel, photography, and art.

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Thoughts & Opinions | Aug 2023

Using data to guide strategic grantmaking in Jewish early childhood education

“Understanding the needs of young families, educators, and other factors in the marketplace is critical to making strategic future investments that will help our communities thrive across generations." Co-authored by Koret's Danielle Foreman for eJewish Philanthropy, this op-ed uses data-driven findings to better serve the Jewish early childhood education marketplace.

Thoughts & Opinions | Mar 2021

Nonprofits have saved us. Now let’s save them.

One year after the Bay Area initially shut down, Koret's director of programs, Danielle Foreman, reflects on the impact of our community's nonprofit sector, as well as its future. (photo: Getty Images / EyeEm)

Thoughts & Opinions | Jan 2019

Communities need local philanthropy

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