James W. Head to Lead East Bay Community Foundation

James_Head-e1412794786443(SAN FRANCISCO) – The San Francisco Foundation’s Vice President of Programs, James W. Head, has been appointed President and CEO of the East Bay Community Foundation.

James has served as the VP of Programs at The San Francisco Foundation for nearly ten years and has been thoroughly engaged in every aspect of each program area at The San Francisco Foundation. James played an instrumental role with Lennar Urban and the Implementation Committee solidifying the Fund and Technical Assistance Agreements that will help grant more than $30 million to District 10 in Community Benefits.

“For the past decade, The San Francisco Foundation has been my home for making change in the Bay Area,” said James Head. “The work we have done together is a testament to the incredible opportunities that come when resources are mobilized and invested in deep, long lasting change.”

As the new President and CEO of the East Bay Community Foundation, Head will manage 395.31 million in assets, serving donors and the communities of Alameda and Contra Costa counties and its 2.5 million residents.

“James has been an integral part of The San Francisco Foundation’s mission to build a better Bay Area,” said Fred Blackwell, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation. “We are deeply appreciative of all that James has done in service to the Bay Area and are excited for him as he takes on his new role at the East Bay Community Foundation. The East Bay Community Foundation is a longstanding partner and we look forward to a close working relationship in the years to come.”

“Leading the East Bay Community Foundation will be a new chapter for me in building lasting change in our region,” said Head. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to lead and serve the East Bay, where I can focus more in depth on the economic and social opportunities that can benefit East Bay individuals, families, and communities.”