Lisa Marquez-Valenti

Program Associate

Lisa plays an important role in the Fund’s Gay and Lesbian Rights and Critical Assistance work.

As program associate, Lisa plays an integral role in two of the Fund’s grantmaking programs. She assists Senior Program Director Matt Foreman in the management of the Fund’s Gay and Lesbian Rights Program, supporting grantees to prepare and submit reports, answering their questions, and scheduling meetings and other events. Under Matt’s supervision, she also oversees the Fund’s Critical Assistance Program, which provides emergency food and housing for very low-income families and individuals. Her responsibilities in the Critical Assistance work include maintaining strong relationships with grantees, reviewing grantee reports and proposals, and making grant recommendations.

Lisa joined the Fund in 2000 after working at Women and Children’s Family Services in San Francisco, where she coordinated the agency’s transitional/supportive housing for women and children and provided case management services, among other responsibilities. She also was program manager for a safe house operated by the agency. Before that, Lisa worked at the Women’s Need Center, providing one-on-one counseling to clients and supporting outreach workers.

A native San Franciscan, Lisa graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in Health Science-Community Health Education.

Lisa Marquez-Valenti

I always knew of the Haas family’s philanthropy growing up in the city and I admire how they have used this foundation to create opportunities for others.