Jen Thom, she/her
Jen Thom leads communications strategy for the Fund. Jen believes that the powerful combination of story and strategy can lead to changes in policy, practices and beliefs that make a difference in people’s lives every day. She helps people identify the bigger vision they have for their work and uses communications strategy and creative campaigns to connect the dots between that vision and where they are now. She works with organizers, executive leaders, newly formed organizations and international institutions, aiming to weave together wins that create a more just, liberated world.
Her work has focused on housing justice, racial equity, with an evolving practice area building on her 14+ years working within nonprofits and foundations that focuses on a new model of philanthropy, reimagining the current funder-driven model moving toward a community-driven approach.
Jen is a Bay Area native, growing up in Vallejo and spending 16 years living in neighborhoods across in San Francisco.