Leslie Franklin

Regional Grants Management Officer
Regional Affiliates

(804) 436-1600

What Leslie does at the Foundation:

Leslie has the opportunity to work directly with the nonprofits in the Foundation's affiliate region. During the spring grant cycles she spends time guiding organizations through the process and handling the administrative tasks that correspond. During seasons outside of the grant cycle Leslie continues conversations around engagement while monitoring programming funded through the Foundation.  She loves engaging in community conversations, understanding the needs and emerging needs of the sector, and working on solutions.

When Leslie’s not working:

She loves to travel, and south is by far the favorite destination…warmth and water. While she loves her home, she thinks of it as a launching pad for adventures. “I’d rather have plane tickets than jewelry!” Leslie spends her weekends with her husband, their two girls and a crazy lab named Izzy.


  • Year Leslie joined TCF: 2013
  • Loves their small town on the water in Lancaster County
  • Favorite foods are donuts and nachos – enjoyed while sitting on the dock, of course
  • Must have been a mermaid in previous life because she loves the ocean!