Erica Bleicher is an associate director on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team. In this role, she provides operational support to a diverse portfolio of innovative social-sector projects. Her portfolio covers a range of social issues, including education, the environment, social justice, and advocacy.
Erica comes to Arabella with nearly a decade of nonprofit management experience. She previously worked for Community Initiatives, a Bay Area fiscal sponsor, where she provided direction and support to both the client services team and its portfolio of fiscally sponsored projects. Prior to joining CI, Erica served as a development officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, where she cultivated new individual, corporate, foundation, and nonprofit relationships to further their philanthropic interests by establishing advised funds, fiscal sponsorship funds, and consulting partnerships.
Erica began her career as a grassroots organizer, advocating for increased funding for California’s public schools. She is passionate about expanding access to opportunity by addressing systemic socio-political problems. Erica holds a master’s in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from San Francisco State University and a BS from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.