Rachel Korberg, Co-Founder, Families and Workers Fund

Rachel Korberg co-founded the Families and Workers Fund in April 2020 with partners at The Ford Foundation and Schmidt Futures in response to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Executive Director, she leads the Fund’s strategic growth and commitment to building a more equitable economy that uplifts all. Most recently, Rachel led several grant making portfolios at the Ford Foundation as part of its Future of Work(ers) initiative.

Prior to Ford, she led economic opportunity grant making at the Rockefeller Foundation where she also designed and ran the Communities Thrive Challenge, a partnership between The Rockefeller Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the United Way. Prior to that, Rachel was vice president of a boutique investment firm and also a global development and humanitarian aid worker serving communities coping with disasters, violent conflicts, and other emergencies.

Rachel is currently President of the Board of the Stonewall Community Foundation, the first woman to be elected to this role. She is also a seasoned facilitator, and producer of workshops and convenings with diverse groups. Rachel regularly writes and speaks about issues relating to economic justice and opportunity. Her commentary has appeared in Fortune, TechCrunch, PBS, Business Insider, and more.

Rachel has a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs from Yale University, executive training in innovation and human-centered design from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Tufts University. Of all her roles, Rachel is most proud to be wife to litigator Alexia Korberg and mom to their rambunctious toddler.