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 Allegra PickettAllegra Pickett

Grants Manager

Allegra joined Teichert Foundation as its Grants Manager in April 2018.

Ms. Pickett completed her BA at UC Berkeley, Masters at New School University and is a candidate for Doctor of Education.

Before joining Teichert, Ms. Pickett served as Director for Cesar’s Way and Interim Director of Millan Foundation.

She replaced Emily Begay, who, after administering Teichert Foundation for more than 20 years retired on June 30, 2018. 

Ms. Pickett will direct and monitor grant operations as part of Teichert’s ongoing philanthropic commitment to the region.

Teichert Foundation is pleased to announce Allegra Pickett has joined the organization as Grants Manager.