Domino effect. Snowballing. Chain reaction. Ripple effect. Reverberation. There are plenty of ways to describe this simple truth: small actions can have big results. This webinar will feature the stories of foundations that have created out-sized impact with their relatively small grants. Whether it’s health care, education, or the environment, the foundations and funds featured in this webinar have harnessed the power of leveraging their small grants for bigger impact.
Carmela Castellano-Garcia, Esq., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), overseeing an organization of over 800 nonprofit, community-based primary health care clinics which serve over 4.7 million patients a year, over half of them Latino. Ms. Castellano-Garcia has been committed to advancing multi-cultural health policy issues for over 19 years. Ms. Castellano-Garcia is also the Founder of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC), a health care policy and advocacy organization seeking to improve access to health and human services for California’s Latino population. She serves on the board of the Castellano Family Foundation.
Patricia Douglas is the immediate past Board Chair of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and is Chair of the Community Impact (Grants) Committee. Prior to serving as Board Chair, she served as Chair of the Finance, Community Impact, and Marketing Committees. Patricia also served on the Search Committee in 2012 and helped organize and conduct a nationwide search to hire the Foundation’s current CEO.
Patricia also serves on the Board of Trustees of Academy Prep Center of Tampa and Quantum Leap Farms, and serves several other nonprofits, promoting philanthropy and community investment. Patricia earned a J.D. from the University of Florida Levin School of Law in 1987 and practiced commercial and construction litigation as a partner in the Tampa firm of Bush Ross for nearly twenty years. Most recently, Patricia graduated from the Harvard Business School Executive Education program, Governing for Nonprofit Excellence, and works with trustees to develop skills in leadership and governance.
Shirley Fredricks is a trustee and former executive director of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation in Los Angeles. Over the past 25 years, Shirley has been deeply engaged in virtually every important movement in the country to educate and inspire family foundation trustees and next generation family members. Among many other honors, Shirley was a founding board member of the National Center for Family Philanthropy.
Kenji Treanor leads all of SFF’s grantmaking, including the strategic portfolios in the 21st Century Education and the Pathways to Success programs, as well as the General Operating Support grants. His responsibilities include strategy development, program design, grantee and project identification, proposal review, funding recommendations, impact evaluation, supervision of program staff, and representing Sobrato to other funders and partners. Mr. Treanor joined SFF as Senior Program Officer in 2013, focused on education, with his role expanding in 2015 to encompass all of the foundation’s funding programs. In addition to grantmaking, Mr. Treanor also provides strategic leadership and holds top-line management responsibility for the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) initiative, including creating and directing SEAL’s scaling plan, and supervising senior SEAL staff. Prior to SFF, Mr. Treanor served nine years at the James Irvine Foundation, most recently as Program Officer, managing grants to build college and career pathways in low-income communities across California. He is also co-founder and board chair of Next Generation Scholars, an educational nonprofit that serves disadvantaged youth and families in Marin County. Mr. Treanor received his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and holds a BA in American Studies, with emphasis in Ethnic Studies and Socio-Political Analysis, from UC Santa Cruz.