Isaiah Oliver: President

Isaiah Oliver

Jacksonville, FL – Philanthropy leader Isaiah Oliver has been appointed as President of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida (TCF).

Oliver has an extensive record of community impact in the field of place-based philanthropy. Most recently, he has served as President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF), a top 100 largest community foundation by asset size. During his tenure, he led the CFGF’s response to the Flint water crisis, elevating the CFGF to the national spotlight and forging successful partnerships with government and regional funders. In 2020, he directed the CFGF to establish and lead a multi-sector COVID task force focused on addressing racial inequities, an effort that nearly eradicated the sizable gap that existed between Black residents and white residents’ health outcomes at the start of the pandemic.

Oliver’s current regional and national leadership roles include Vice Chair of Community Philanthropy of the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) Board and Chair of CMF’s Michigan Community Foundation Committee. He is a member of the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) Board of Directors, Chair-elect of CF Leads national Board of Directors and serves on the Council on Foundations’ Public Policy Advisory Committee.

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation, works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community. The Foundation helps donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, helps nonprofits serve the region effectively, and helps people come together to make the community a better place. Created in 1964, the Foundation has made more than $695 million in grants since its inception, and manages assets of more than $630 million at its peak in 2021. For more information, visit