Meet Our Team

Karen Grove, Board Secretary

Chair, Grove Foundation and President, Grove Action Fund


Karen’s parents are refugees and Holocaust survivors who found safety, support, acceptance and opportunity in the United States, and the Grove organizations seek to make their experience universal, with particular focus on women, immigrants, and people of color.  The Grove organizations support reproductive health and justice, immigrant and refugee legal services, climate justice, civic and political engagement of the New American Majority, and safety net services in our community.   Grove assets are mission-aligned, and the team aspires to infuse all of their work with a drive towards racial justice.

Karen enjoys helping others act on their values through community leadership and philanthropic mentoring, and has organized in support of reproductive freedom and progressive women’s political participation.  She mentors girls at her local high school, serves on her city’s housing commission and is a board member and former board chair of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.  She is an advisory board member for the California Donor Table, and an active member of Voices for Progress, Way to Win, and the Women Donors Network.

Karen has raised four endlessly interesting children, now adults, age 20-26.  She loves reading with her book club, hiking with her dog, and hanging out with her wonderful, enjoyable, amazing husband.