Frances Phillips is program director for arts and the Creative Work Fund at the Walter and Elise Haas Fund in San Francisco. Prior to her foundation work, Phillips was executive director of Intersection for the Arts (1986-94)—San Francisco’s oldest alternative arts space—and director of the Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives at San Francisco State University (1983-86). She teaches Grantwriting and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.
Phillips is the author of three small press books of poetry from Kelsey Street Press and Hanging Loose Press. She also is co-editor of the Grantmakers in the Arts Reader and is the former poetry review editor for The Hungry Mind Review. Her book reviews have appeared in Hungry Mind Review, Montemora, Poetry Flash, Ruminator Review, The San Jose Mercury News, The Washington Post, and other publications. With Stan Hutton, she co-authored The Nonprofit Kit for Dummies and is currently writing the fourth edition—to be published in December 2013.