Sarah Abbe Taylor
Program-Related Investments Officer
Why do you do what you do? What drew you to the foundation?
My career has centered on providing capital to community organizations and low-income entrepreneurs — working at the intersection of social impact and investment. At the foundation, I bring my experience and passion to our Program-Related Investments program — making the Bay Area stronger by investing in organizations and communities.
How would you describe your role?
In my role as PRI officer, I help the foundation make impact investments in organizations and funds that benefit low-income individuals, families and communities in the Bay Area. Filling a critical financing gap, our capital helps create affordable housing and quality jobs for those priced out of homes or left out of the financial mainstream. I perform due diligence on new investments to ensure credit quality and impact, closely monitor our PRI portfolio and report results to our PRI Committee, staff and donors.