Rachel Levin is the President of Fundamental, a boutique philanthropy consulting firm that works with individuals, families and foundations to increase their impact on the issues they care about most. As part of this work, Rachel manages Steven Spielberg’s Righteous Persons Foundation, a fund she helped establish, which to date has made grants totaling over a $100 million. In addition, Rachel manages grant portfolios on a range of issues, including arts education, civic engagement, food policy, and economic development and democracy in Israel.
Rachel is a co-founder of Reboot, a national effort to engage young creatives and activists in an open examination of their cultural identity. She also co-founded Joshua Venture (now the Joshua Venture Group) – a first of its kind fellowship for young social entrepreneurs. Prior to her vocation in philanthropy, Rachel worked in politics and state government, including work for the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee.
Rachel was the first recipient of the JJ Greenberg Memorial Award for outstanding foundation professionals under 40, and was also named one of the “Forward 50,” an annual list of individuals credited with making a difference in American Jewish life.
Rachel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and spent her junior year studying at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rachel was a public policy fellow with the Coro Foundation, a graduate-level leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in public affairs.