Ali Long is president and executive director of The Springcreek Foundation (TSF) and director and co-founder of Local Food Alliance (LFA). A mother, conservationist and impact investor, Ali integrates social mindedness and environmental awareness in all of her endeavors, and has been committed professionally and personally to philanthropy education and promotion since 1996. She is now focused on the synergistic reform of our food and financial systems for a balanced global social and environmental system.
As a sixth generation investor, Ali has implemented impact investment strategies for TSF and personally since 2006. Leveraging this experience and that of philanthropic tools, trends and strategies, Ali catalyzes new community investors and supports existing ones, emphasizing the viability, effectiveness and necessity of an impact investment approach. In 2011, Ali co-authored Promoting Sustainable Food Systems Through Impact Investing. Ali currently serves on the boards of Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco and Idaho’s Bounty.
Previously, Ali has been a social entrepreneur and CEO of the online training start-up IntegriTeach and project director for Northwest Giving Project, an initiative to “inspire new philanthropists regionally” and a Microsoft software trainer. As a charter member of Social Venture Partners Seattle, she co-developed the partner education curriculum. She has served on the following boards: Philanthropy Northwest, Social Venture Partners Seattle, Wood River RideShare, Citizens for Smart Growth, Sawtooth Botanical Garden, and Western Reserve Academy. Ali earned an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, a masters in psychology from University of San Francisco, and a training specialist certificate from University of Washington, Seattle.