Improving lives by investing capital and expertise

Capacity Building Principal Galiana Fajardo provides program design and employer supports assistance to REDF’s portfolio organizations. In addition to leading a project to benchmark social enterprise characteristics and build a system-wide understanding of the field, Galiana is building a collection of innovative program designs that support employee retention and placement at REDF portfolio organizations. Additionally, she researches best practices to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency and evaluates the viability of client organization business plans. Previous to REDF, Galiana worked with organizations to support low-income Bay Area residents gain financial stability. She holds a B.A. in international development from UC Berkeley. In her free time, Galiana enjoys playing volleyball and exploring the Bay Area’s many eateries.