Cedric Brown is the Chief of Community Engagement at the Kapor Center for Social Impact. He has over 20 years of experience as a funder, convener, and advisor, steering over $60 million in grants to community efforts through working with the Kapor Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Education Fund, Switzer Foundation, and SF Cultural Equity Grants among others.
He has worked steadily to ensure access, inclusion, and greater empowerment for people of color, including collaborations with the Obama White House Office of Science and Tech Policy, the UNCF HBCU Innovation Summit, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and an appearance in the CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap documentary. Cedric co-founded Brothers Code, the Oakland Summit on Blacks in Tech, the College Bound Brotherhood, and the Oakland Startup Network.
Cedric has received leadership awards and recognitions from The San Francisco Chronicle, ABFE, East Oakland Youth Development Center, Startup Weekend Oakland, the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Cedric is a proud board member of the Association of Blacks Foundation Executives (ABFE) and Project Include as well as advising The Hidden Genius Project, Color in Tech, the Tech Equity Collaborative, Full Circle Fund, and the Oakland Mayor's Office on Diversity and Equity.
Cedric is also a published author and creative artist, and holds degrees from the University of North Carolina and Stanford University.