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Bella Lopez

Bella Lopez

Bella Lopez

Multicultural Fellow, Power Pathway
Why do you do what you do?

I do this work to be of use, to build community, and to live a life of public service. I believe in the fierce urgency of now that the fate of our world requires us to be intentionality fighting for justice.

What drew you to the foundation?

San Francisco Foundation’s historic dedication to racial equity and economic inclusion brought me here. The long-term work of supporting and partnering with organizations to create systemic change makes me proud to be a part of the process that is working to create a stronger community for all of us.

How would you describe your role?

My role as a Fellow is a deep dive in understanding the ins and outs of philanthropy and how we support, partner, and advocate for racial equity and economic inclusion. Furthermore, it is working to support and partner with organizations and groups who are involved in the work of power-building, organizing, leadership development, and civic engagement.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by my mom who embodies resilience and the ability to not be trapped by our past experiences but to be empowered by them. Who has also taught me from a young age the value of being your critically authentic self and the importance of standing up from what you believe in. I am also inspired by those who have mentored me and shown me that the work of justice advocates for a better world for all of us and works to heal the pains and traumas that we each have internally.

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