About Teichert Foundation

Teichert Foundation, established in 1990, expresses the Teichert companies’ commitment to build and preserve a healthy and prosperous region.

The Foundation makes grants to organizations that create beauty, foster culture, nurture children, provide access to food and housing for those in need, preserve nature, increase awareness of our environment, build an educated citizenry and a well-prepared workforce, and strive to provide better health for all.


an image of Fred TeichertFred Teichert, MBA, LHD

Executive Director

Fred is the Executive Director of Teichert Foundation. Raised in Sacramento, Fred attended El Camino High School, Pomona College and California State University, Sacramento.

Fred began his career at A. Teichert & Son, Inc. in operations and gained experience in various business areas including estimating, credit and human resources – eventually becoming vice president of Teichert Land Co. and a director of A. Teichert & Son, Inc. In 1990, A. Teichert & Son created a corporate foundation to ensure that community giving would continue whether the construction and materials company had a good year or not. Fred became the founding director of Teichert Foundation, whose assets have since grown to more than $11,000,000 while at the same time contributing more than $400,000 annually to the communities where Teichert does business.

Fred was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from California State University. He has served on numerous community boards, including founding chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento and the Sacramento Community Regional Foundation. Fred is the past Rotary District Governor of District 5180, serving 41 Clubs across Northern California.

an image of Emily BegayEmily Begay

Grants Manager

Emily has been with Teichert Foundation for more than 20 years, providing guidance to hundreds of nonprofit agencies in the Foundation’s funding areas.

A resident and active member of the Sacramento region, Ms. Begay has been recognized as a thoughtful and effective civic leader and has served on nonprofit boards including the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, the University of California, Davis Health Systems Community Advisory Board and others. Ms. Begay is Past President of the Sacramento area Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association Board, tribal member of the Texas Band of Yaqui Indians and is a graduate of Sacramento Metro Chamber Leadership Sacramento Class of 2010.