Jim Becker

President and Chief Executive Officer


Biographical Info

Jim Becker joined the Richmond Community Foundation in 2005, becoming its President and CEO in 2014.  Mr. Becker served on the Berkeley Global Campus Community Working Group and currently co-chairs the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa County.

He also serves on the Advisory Council for John F. Kennedy University’s Sanford Institute on Philanthropy.  He was recognized in 2013 as a Contra Costa County Man of Merit, and in 2015 received the United Way of the Bay Area’s Dream Award for his work to end poverty.

Mr. Becker began his career working for the Minneapolis YMCA and has worked to strengthen families and build communities for more than 30 years.  He chaired the Contra Costa Tobacco Prevention Task Force that wrote the first county smoke free work place ordinance in the United States. He led the Family Preservation and Support Collaborative in North Richmond, which resulted in successful integration of county and nonprofit services. At the request of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, he served on a children’s services panel with First Lady Hilary Clinton, and also served on the State Advisory Board for Child Development and Home Instruction with California First Lady Sharon Davis.

Mr. Becker received his BA in Anthropology from Grinnell College, and his MA in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota.

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