Jessica Richards

Program Officer, Program Operations & Planning

Jessica’s work at the Foundation focuses on the operational practices, resources, and planning cycles that support effective grantmaking and governance. She also manages a portfolio of grants, representing work in each of the Creative Communities strategies.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, she served as an administrative manager and strategy consultant to a wide-ranging portfolio of small cultural organizations at CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia. Previously, she was active in the San Francisco Bay Area theater community as a director, producer and Associate Artistic Director of the California Shakespeare Theater. Jessica holds a B.S. in theater and political science from the University of Evansville in Indiana.