San Francisco Foundation Hires Senior Director of the Place Pathway, Jes Montesinos

San Francisco Foundation Hires Senior Director of the Place Pathway, Jes Montesinos

Contact: Ling Woo Liu, lliu[at]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Foundation (SFF) announces that Jes Montesinos has been hired as Senior Director of the Place Pathway. Montesinos joined the foundation after serving as interim Senior Director.

“Jes brings over two decades of leadership in the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors focused on housing and community development,” said SFF CEO Fred Blackwell. “We are thrilled to have Jes on board to lead our Place Pathway.”

Montesinos joins the foundation from their previous role as Managing Director for Montesinos & Associates supporting organizations and projects including The California Endowment, The California Reinvestment Coalition, The California Promise Neighborhood Network, Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhood Initiative, Hispanics In Philanthropy, and Mission Economic Development Agency.

They served as the director and technical assistance manager of the Making Connections Initiative for the Annie E. Casey Foundation in the Lower San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland; they were the interim director for the Bay Area Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), senior program officer for National LISC in its NYC headquarters, community development specialist at the MAAC Project in San Diego, and a fellow at the Surdna Foundation in NYC. Montesinos has led national and Bay Area community development projects to support affordable housing and community development efforts, enhance organizational resilience, and create equitable community outcomes.

“I’m honored to join SFF and help lead its Place grantmaking work to create and preserve communities so that all Bay Area residents can afford to live in neighborhoods where they feel that they belong,” said Montesinos.


About the San Francisco Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation is committed to a Bay Area where everyone can get a good job, live in a safe and affordable home, and exercise their political voice. The foundation advances its work through grantmaking, partnerships with donors, policy advocacy, and impact investing.