Jason Trimiew is REDF’s director of fund and business development. In this capacity, Jason oversees REDF’s fundraising efforts and is also responsible for REDF’s strategy to assist social enterprises with strategic business development. Jason recently led REDF’s successful application to the new Social Innovation Fund which resulted in a $3 million grant to expand REDF’s work in California. REDF was one of eleven inaugural grantees and the only California-based organization to receive a SIF grant. Prior to joining REDF, Jason spent five years as a fund development professional for various human services agencies with operations in the U.S. and internationally. Most recently, Jason was responsible for corporate and foundation fundraising for one of the Bay Area’s largest social service and youth development organizations, Catholic Charities CYO. He also spent two years living and working in East Africa on microfinance-related projects. Jason has a master’s degree in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco and a BA in Business Administration. He serves on the Bayview Hunters Point Project Area Committee, is a Full Circle Fund Community Fellow and recently joined the Board of Directors of Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy. Jason and his wife, Danielle, live in San Francisco.