Our ecological public charity concentrates on
Surplus & Needs, Natural Abundance,
Lisa Craig Gautier
President and Board Secretary
In 1998, Lisa Craig Gautier co-founded the ecological 501c3 public charity, Matter of Trust (MofT) with her husband Patrice Gautier, (VP at Apple Inc.). MofT simply concentrates on what we DO want to see in the environment. Lisa has served as its pro-bono President since its inception. This nonprofit is now the parent organization of the MofT Family of Programs (MofT Family). The MofT Family includes the GlobalCompostProject.org, TheHumSum.org (Humanity Adding Solutions), ExcessAccess.org (Linking Surplus with Needs), the Clean Wave Program (Hair Mats for Oil Spills) and more. In 2016, she moved MofT into two purchased inspirational, work + exhibit spaces: a model factory and eco-industrial hub (Eco-Hub) and a model renter’s apartment with urban edible garden (Eco-Home). Lisa intentionally designs and implements empowering, inclusive, large-scale, replicable systems. She leads enthusiastic in-house teams on 15 current projects, partners on 5 fiscal sponsorships and has over 55 completed programs. Delighted by green conveniences, Lisa highlights public actionables that easily lead to mobilizations. She cultivates project ownership with her staff, interns and volunteers. Via lectures and interviews, she celebrates apprenticeships, skill mastery, and a joy of nature. Lisa also serves on the Boards of Biomimicry.org and RandallMuseum.org.
Prior to Matter of Trust, Lisa worked in the International Development and Treasurer offices, Valeo Headquarters – Paris (1995-1996), FedEx Logistics – Paris (1994) and at Cecchi & Massoni Atty and CPAs in San Francisco (1985-1993). Her education includes French Language and Culture, Sorbonne (1993-4), Breeding of Endangered Species and Zoo Management (surprisingly useful in all things) Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, Channel Islands, UK (1983-4). She resides in San Francisco, CA with her husband and their 3 daughters.