Rachel Korberg

Executive Director and Co-founder, Families and Workers Fund

Rachel Korberg is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Families and Workers Fund, a coalition of twenty diverse philanthropies working together to build a more equitable economy. Originally established in April 2020 to respond to the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, today the Fund invests and builds strategic partnerships to advance good jobs and deliver equitable, effective public benefits.

Most recently, Rachel led grant making portfolios at the Ford Foundation as part of its Future of Work(ers) initiative. Prior to Ford, she led economic opportunity grant making at the Rockefeller Foundation where she also designed and ran the Communities Thrive Challenge, a partnership between The Rockefeller Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the United Way. Prior to that, Rachel was vice president of a boutique investment firm and also a global development and humanitarian aid worker serving communities coping with disasters, violent conflicts, and other emergencies.

Rachel’s commentary has appeared in, or her work has been profiled by, the Washington Post, Fortune, TechCrunch, Stanford Social Innovation Review, PBS, Fast Company, Newsweek, and more. She has been a featured speaker at the Federal Reserve, Aspen Institute, United Nations, National League of Cities, and many universities and government task forces, among other venues. She received Crain’s New York’s award for notable leaders in philanthropy for her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a “Stevie Award” for female executive of the year.

Rachel is currently President of the Board of the Stonewall Community Foundation, the first woman to be elected to this role. She has a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Yale University, executive training in human-centered design from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a BA from Tufts University. Of all her roles, Rachel is most proud to be wife to litigator Alexia Korberg and mom to their toddler.


Voices from the Field

Will COVID-19 usher in a new era of collaboration in philanthropy?

Posted on December 21, 2021 by Rachel Korberg, Nicholas A. Tedesco

The Families and Workers Fund is a new donor collaborative that includes a mix of private, corporate, and family foundations pooling resources and information to address one of the most pressing issues facing the United States today: how to ensure an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Rachel Korberg, the Fund’s co-founder and executive director, shares about the goals of… Read More