Michelle Fries

Director of Nonprofit Investment Program

Michelle Fries

Michelle leads our Nonprofit Investment Program. She coordinates service for nonprofit and fiscal sponsor partners that have funds with the community foundation. Within the program, she conceptualizes and delivers a menu of events, provides investment review and support, and delivers best practice resource information.

Michelle has been with the community foundation since 2003 when she joined Peninsula Community Foundation to manage early learning initiatives. During her tenure with SVCF she has worn many hats and has been involved in a multitude of programs and projects. Michelle came to the Bay Area from Florida where she worked with a private foundation and prior to that she worked in North Carolina and Boston. While in Boston, she earned a Master of Education degree in conflict resolution and peaceable schools from Lesley College.

Michelle enjoys being outside whether it be for a hike or a nap. Her free time is spent with her family when she can focus on being a mom.