Jay Kim is the Executive Director at the Foundation for MetroWest, a community foundation serving 30+ MetroWest communities. Under Jay’s leadership, the organization continues to expand its role as an important regional philanthropic hub with new impactful initiatives.
Jay leads the team at the Foundation to change lives in MetroWest by identifying and responding to needs in the community based on a combination of data and collaboration with partners. He is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the organization.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Jay led fundraising and development for nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston area. He has worked at multiple community foundations leading various initiatives, and in corporate philanthropy at Target Corporation. Jay spent a few years at the Fannie Mae Foundation focusing on homelessness initiatives, and worked for Public Allies, a national AmeriCorps program. He began his career as a Corps Member at City Year Boston.
Jay serves on the Board of Directors of Philanthropy Massachusetts, Third Sector New England and was previously a member of the Board of the Charles River Chamber of Commerce. His recognition and awards include Power 50: The Movement Makers, Boston Business Journal (2021) and 50 Most Influential Business People of Color, Charles River Chamber (2020).
Jay has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University and lives in Sherborn with his wife and two children. He is active in the community, including coaching youth sports.