Building High Impact Partnerships.
As the Northern California Regional Partnerships Manager, Jalpa Patel leads REDF’s NorCal ecosystem work—organizing a regional private-public partnership in the Bay Area with social enterprises, businesses, philanthropies, non-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions with the goal of creating job opportunities for people overcoming barriers to employment. Jalpa is currently working to build the social enterprise ecosystem in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties. Before joining REDF she spent four years at United Way in various roles, including Director of Rise Together, a partnership of over 200 Bay Area organizations joining together to cut poverty in half by 2020—an experience which is greatly informing her work at REDF to create a Bay Area ecosystem that will support and grow the social enterprise movement.
Jalpa was born and raised in Leicester, England. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Politics at the University of Northampton and her M.A. in International Relations at the University of Leicester, England. Prior to moving to San Francisco in 2012, she worked as a Child Protection Coordinator for Leicestershire Police Department as a case manager for at-risk children. In her free time Jalpa enjoys cooking and travelling.