Elisa Espinoza

Manager, Communications and Business Development, Center for Early Learning

Elisa Espinoza

Elisa oversees various fiscal, administrative and programmatic elements of San Mateo County’s Big Lift initiative, which includes ensuring compliance with a federal Social Innovation Fund grant. 

Prior to joining Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Elisa was the manager of grants and contract compliance for a local nonprofit where she managed over 50 federal, state, county and city contracts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political economy and a minor in global poverty and practice from UC Berkeley.

Elisa is passionate about education and closing the achievement gap. In her spare time she mentors first-generation college students by helping them overcome challenging educational obstacles.