Kerani Mitchell supports the CFO at Groundswell Fund as an accounting assistant.
Shaped by her experiences growing up as a person of color in rural Oregon, Mitchell is committed to fostering equitable and inclusive communities where everyone has the opportunity and resources to flourish. She is passionate about Groundswell Fund’s mission and approach to grantmaking and capacity building.
Prior to joining Groundswell Fund, Mitchell coordinated programs at iLEAP, a nonprofit focused on leadership training for grassroots leaders and students from around the world, and she most recently supported Sisters Folk Festival, a year-round cultural music and arts education nonprofit, with roles in both administration and programming.
Outside of the office, Mitchell puts her values into action as a founding board member of Bend International School, a public school with a global and multi-cultural curriculum; as an advisory member for the Bend 2030 Civic Equity Project, which aims to increase underrepresented voices in civic dialogue and decision-making; and as a facilitator with the Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project Program where she leads discussions on identity, inclusion and diversity. Mitchell holds a B.A. in International Studies from Seattle University.