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Post: If We’re Lucky, We All Get Old

By Janet Y. Spears, Chief Executive Officer, Metta Fund  I recently had a new head shot taken. It’s been close to 10 years since I last had a professional photograph taken of me, and well: I look a bit different. I now have an additional line or two across my forehead and my hair is … Continued

Post: Jarmin Yeh and Sonia Melara Join Metta Fund’s Board of Directors

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco-based Metta Fund is proud to announce the appointments of two new board members, Sonia Melara, Executive Director of Rally Family Visitation Services of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and a long-time community leader and advocate, and Jarmin Yeh, a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco’s Institute for Health & Aging and assistant professor and lecturer at … Continued

Bio: Sonia Melara

Sonia Melara is the Executive Director of Rally Family Visitation Services of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and also serves as faculty at San Francisco State University’s School of Social Work. Ms. Melara brings over 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Previously, she was Executive Director of the San Francisco Department on the … Continued

Bio: Jarmin Yeh

  Jarmin Yeh has been with the University of California, San Francisco’s Institute for Health & Aging since 2010 and is an assistant adjunct professor in the Community Health Systems Department. She is also a lecturer at San Francisco State University in the Health Education Department. Ms. Yeh is trained in social welfare, public health, and … Continued


San Francisco, CA—Today, San Francisco-based Metta Fund announced it has awarded $350,000 through five grants in the second quarter of 2019. Four grants were awarded to deepen outreach and education to new communities and constituents; grant recipients include CARA Education Fund, Justice In Aging, San Francisco Interfaith Council, and San Francisco Senior and Disability Action. … Continued

Post: Q&A with Board Members Sandy Mori & Beverly Hayon

Thank You To Our Outgoing Board Members This year, we say goodbye to two of our board members as they finish their terms of service with Metta Fund. Over the past decade, Sandy Mori and Beverly Hayon have played instrumental roles in guiding our mission with invaluable insights and unique expertise. Not only have they … Continued

Bio: Anna Karrer Manley

Anna Karrer Manley guides all aspects of Metta Fund’s institutional communications, external engagement, and media relations. She also partners with the foundation’s program staff to develop and implement communications strategies that advance visibility and awareness of its initiatives. Anna comes to the foundation with over 15 years’ experience in the philanthropy and nonprofit sector. Prior … Continued

Page: Careers

Careers  A career at Metta Fund means working every day to help make a difference. Metta Fund’s success depends on our colleagues’ high level of commitment and expertise. Whether working with our program team to bring visibility to health disparities or supporting our mission as a member of the administrative team, you will be surrounded … Continued

Post: Transforming the Tenderloin

Metta grantee Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP) is tasked with a big challenge: aligning community organizations, health systems, and government agencies to improve health in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood being dramatically transformed by gentrification. This neighborhood has long been one of San Francisco’s lowest-income, with residents who suffer from high rates of chronic disease and … Continued