1. HECTOR MELENDEZ
(415) 305-2519 (cell) - 14 Saturn Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 - email@example.com
As an Executive/Senior Program Officer, I seek to help guide the foundation’s grantmaking strategy and overall
vision. I hope to be in an environment that is challenging, collaborative, exciting, and rewarding. With my vast
knowledge and expertise working with all nine Bay Area Counties in a number of social interventions and
programs, I want to further enhance and inform the work of the foundation and philanthropic fields.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Foundation/Philanthropic Strategy (Pacific Foundation Services, LLC.):
• Successfully managed and represented five different private foundations under the employment of Pacific
Foundation Services, which provides customized services to over 20 individual foundations – held the titles of
Executive Director (AFW Children’s and Michelson foundations), Managing Director (Margoes Foundation),
Program Director (Aroha Philanthropies), and Senior Program Officer (Bothin and The Kimball foundations).
• Managed portfolios of social investments ranging is asset size from $5 million to $80 million.
• Managed relations with the Board chairs, officers, directors, committees, and subcommittees, educating them
on current issues in their interest areas and steering them toward the most appropriate funding decisions.
• Supervised and coached 8 staff members, including grant managers and program officers.
• Developed grantmaking strategies, and assisted in the prioritization of certain program areas for foundations
that had a multitude of social investment areas, and collaborated in creating a framework for the foundations’
theory of change, mission, and vision.
• Effectively oversaw the processing of over 600 cumulative applications per year.
• Performed extensive due diligence of prospective grant seekers, including conducting site visits and providing
intensive financial, programmatic, and organizational overview.
• Successfully presented and recommended applications for board approval; cumulatively granting
approximately $6 million to almost 300 grantees per year throughout the San Francisco Bay area and the
greater Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota.
• Grantmaking expertise in youth development, college access and success, family support services, arts
education, mental health programs, capital projects, early childhood development, services for people with
developmental disabilities, work force development, environmental education, and venture philanthropy.
• Actively researched and analyzed social issues impacting different communities.
• Built strong relationships with on-going grantees, ensuring grant-compliance, monitoring and evaluating
investment progress, and providing mentoring and coaching as appropriate; particularly on multi-year grants.
• Recommended annual budgets based on asset size to ensure meeting the 5% payout and 1% tax liability
required by law; and in general, ensured foundations were transparent about their grantmaking process with
the larger Bay Area nonprofit community.
• Collaborated and partnered with other funders, including First 5 San Francisco and Miranda Lux Fund, to
conduct community assessments and/or co-fund new and existing projects.
Non-Profit Management and Organizational Development (Good Samaritan Family Resource Center):
• Successfully integrated Good Samaritan Family Resource Center’s (Good Sam) children and youth services,
family support services, and adult educational services, into a multi-service delivery system. Good Sam is a
non-profit social service agency in SF’s Mission district that assists immigrant families to thrive.
• Through successful program development and implementation, expanded services by 20%, particularly in the
areas of family support and school readiness/early literacy.
• Strategically planned and effectively reorganized, restructured, and re-staffed the agency, thereby ensuring
high quality services and improving overall productivity.
• Managed and supervised agency’s three program directors and supported them in the management and
evaluation of the remaining 11 direct service providers.
• Coached and evaluated program directors and services, creating workplans with meaningful goals and
• Managed and supervised all administrative consulting staff (office manager, bookkeeper, and I.T.).
• Developed, implemented, and managed Good Sam’s $1.2 million agency wide budget.
• Created agency’s first financial policy manual detailing all procedures required to ensure healthy financial
stability and infrastructure.
• Effectively negotiated union contract, maximizing benefits to line staff while minimizing the agency’s liabilities.
2. Fund Development (Good Sam):
• Effectively planned and directed all fundraising efforts at Good Sam. Responsibilities included grant writing,
researching/identifying potential funders, and foundation and individual donor cultivation.
• Increased and diversified foundation funding by a total of 12 new foundations totaling $299,000 of new giving
within three years.
• Grew the agency’s government funding by a total of six new sources totaling $409,000 of new funding within
• In collaboration with the Board of Directors, improved the annual individual donor campaign resulting in an
increase of 5% over the previous year.
Individual and Organizational Psychology:
• Improved the well-being of clients through diverse therapeutic interventions. This included counseling,
assessing, and diagnosing clients (individual, family, couples, and groups) with a myriad of psychological
stressors and/or disorders at Good Sam and for the Early Childhood Mental Health Services Project
• Through consultation to childcare centers (ECMHSP), assessed and evaluated organizational
capacity/development, improving teacher-to-student interactions, teacher-to-teacher relationships, and
teacher-to-management relationships. Facilitated staff meetings to identify, document, and mediate
staff/management issues related to organizational change.
Pacific Foundation Services, LLC. San Francisco, CA
06/2009 – 08/2015 Senior Foundation Staff
08/2006 – 06/2009 Program Officer
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Inc. San Francisco, CA
06/2006 – 07/2006 Consultant
12/2000 – 06/2006 Executive Director
04/1998 – 12/2000 Family Services Director
Early Childhood Mental Health Services Project San Francisco, CA
09/1996 – 04/1998 Mental Health Consultant and Psychotherapist
San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
08/1994 – 05/1996 Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA
08/1988 – 05/1993 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES:
• San Francisco First 5 Commission – Two-term Commissioner
• LeaderSpring – Two-year Fellow
• UCSF’s AIDS Health Project – Secretary, Two-term Community Advisory Board Member
• Early Childhood Interagency Council – Co-Chair and Council Member
• San Francisco Family Support Network – Co-founder and Steering Committee Member
• Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Two-term Member of the Board of Directors
• The Latino Community Foundation – Latino Community Leader Advisor to “Lee y Serás” Project
• San Francisco State University’s The Cesar Chavez Institute – Family Acceptance Project Council Member
• S.F. Symphony – All San Francisco Concert Committee Member
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Computer literate