Senior Vice President, Investments
Bert Feuss is responsible for oversight and administration of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s $6.5 billion of investment and charitable trust assets. Bert and his staff work closely with the foundation’s investment committee, advisors and investment managers to invest and protect assets across numerous portfolios including endowments, commingled pools, separately managed donor advised funds, supporting organizations, charitable trusts and gifted assets.
In addition to portfolio oversight, Bert is a resource to individual and corporate donors, wealth advisors and nonprofit clients in developing investment strategy, spending and investment policy, and the use of impact investing strategies to optimize financial return and social impact.
Bert served as director of professional services for Peninsula Community Foundation from 2004 to 2006, where he was responsible for asset development through professional advisors and facilitated complex gifts and transactions for donors and their professional advisors.
Prior to joining the community foundation, Bert served 16 years at Franklin Templeton Investments as a senior vice president, where he was Series 7 and 24 licensed, and responsible for market analysis, product development and investment performance reporting.
Bert holds a master's in business administration from Golden Gate University and a bachelor's degree from University of California at Davis in agricultural science and management. He is a volunteer advisor for the U.C. Davis Foundation Finance and Investment Committee, a past board member of the Northern California Planned Giving Council, and volunteers as a conservation easement monitor for Peninsula Open Space Trust.
Bert lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons. He’s an avid hiker, biker, backpacker and kayaker.