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Post: Meet Our New Executive Director, Janet Y. Spears

Metta Fund is delighted to announce Janet Y. Spears as our new Executive Director! Janet joins us from the East Bay Community Foundation where she culminated her eight-year tenure as Chief Operating Officer.  She brought her strong strategic management and development skills to the East Bay after an extensive career at AT&T, a Fortune 500 … Continued

Bio: Janet Y. Spears

As Metta Fund’s Executive Director, Janet Y. Spears is responsible for all aspects of the foundation’s focus on healthy San Franciscans.  She is leading the team on their mission towards catalytic philanthropy for seniors and community health in the under-resourced areas of the city. Prior to joining Metta Fund, Janet had an 8-year tenure at … Continued

Post: The Epidemic of Loneliness

Metta Fund is turning our grantmaking towards combating isolation for seniors, and the New York Times’ article “Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness” helps illuminate why this such a critical issue.

Post: Chronic Stress and Adversity

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shared a bold message: negative childhood experiences, also known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), have long lasting health effects throughout the lifespan of an individual.  Chronic and unpredictable stress-inducing events are linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, and early death.  Exposure to such events include: absence … Continued