Cedric Brown

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 and activist, steering over $60 million in grants to community efforts, working with the Kapor Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Education Fund, Switzer Foundation, and SF Cultural Equity Grants among others. In his current role at the Kapor Center, he works to build a tech community that mirrors the dynamically diverse population of the United States. His recent projects include collaborations with the White House Office of Science and Tech Policy, the Congressional Black Caucus Tech2020 Initiative, #YesWeCode, and an appearance in the CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap documentary. He is the founder of Brothers Code, the Oakland Summit on Blacks in Tech, and is co-founder of the College Bound Brotherhood. Cedric was recognized as a Champion for Change by Startup Weekend Oakland – Black Male Achievement, a Champion for Youth by the East Oakland Development Center, and as a Changemaker by the San Francisco Chronicle. He was profiled on TheRoot.com for his leadership participation in President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Cedric is a proud board member and supporter of Color of Change.org. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina and Stanford University.