Danielle Foreman

As the demographics of the Bay Area continue to change, every organization must evolve to stay relevant. Jewish organizations need to involve the next generation in designing a community that represents their interests and priorities.

Danielle Foreman

Chief Program Officer

Danielle joined Koret in 2010. She currently serves as the chief program officer, overseeing the grantmaking team and working closely with the staff and board to advance the Foundation’s philanthropic priorities. She also collaborates with the CEO and the CFO on Foundation operations and planning. Danielle originally joined Koret as a program officer for the Jewish community grant portfolio.

Since 2015, Danielle has also provided independent philanthropic consulting services to high-net-worth individuals and family foundations who want to leverage their wealth to impact the community. Danielle assists her clients with foundation management and governance, mission development, 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 in New York, and as a political media and strategy consultant at Terris Barnes and Walters 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 an advisory board member of IsraAID and of the Headlands Center for the Arts. 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, a native of the Bay Area, grew up in Marin County. She and her husband live in San Francisco with their twin sons, Zachary and Noah. Danielle enjoys downhill skiing, almost anything outdoors, travel, photography, and art.


More From Danielle Foreman

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

What can parks teach us about philanthropic giving? It turns out, quite a bit.