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Groundswell Fund is the only national foundation led by women of color and transgender people of color who come directly out of community, labor, and electoral organizing. Our giving strategies are designed by advisors and board members who include some of the most prominent grassroots movement leaders of our time. More than 500 donors and 40 foundations give us dollars to redistribute because they believe that when resources are directed by this kind of leadership, the giving will look different.

STAFF

Vanessa Daniel

Executive Director

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Tara Shuai Ellison

Deputy Director

Chanda Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Quanita Toffie

Senior Director, Groundswell Action Fund

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Julieta Garibay

Senior Capacity Building Director

Sheena Johnson

Sheena Johnson

Senior Director of Grantmaking

Bev Avery

IT Director

Meenakshi Menon

Chief Development Director

Wen Brovold

Wen Brovold

Communications Director

Victoria Cepeida-Mojarro

Program Director, Groundswell Action Fund

Lanita Morris

Lanita Morris

Senior Program Manager, Grassroots Organizing Institute

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Angella Bellota

Foundation Relations Manager

Omaria Sanchez Pratt

Communications Manager

Jazmin Edwards

Human Resources and Operations Manager

Naa Hammond

Senior Program Officer

Cecilia Sáenz Becerra

Liberation Fund and Special Projects Program Officer

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Bré Rivera

Black Trans Fund Program Officer

Amy Chou-Sheikh

Rapid Response Fund Program Officer

Janet Favela Sonneman

Capacity Building Trainer

Kehsi Iman Wilson

Operations Specialist

Krystal Kwong

Program Associate

Lorena Gamboa-Martin

Executive Assistant

Evelyn Quintana

Program Assistant

Jessica Amascual

Development Assistant

HunterDae Little-Goodridge

Program Assistant

Lauren J. Granderson

IT Associate Database

Thy Vu

Foundation Relations Assistant

Kristina Danielle

Grantmaking Program Associate

Ruta Abraham

Controller

Kerani Mitchell

Accounting Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kiyomi Fujikawa (Secretary)

Co-Director, Third Wave Fund

Brook Kelly-Green

Director, Gender and Reproductive Equity Grantmaking, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Karen Grove

Chair, Grove Foundation and President, Grove Action Fund

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Nicolle Gonzales, CNM

Dine’ Nurse-Midwife, Navajo Nation

Bamby Salcedo

President & CEO, TransLatin@ Coalition

Kimberly Inez McGuire

Executive Director, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

Vanessa Daniel

Executive Director, Groundswell

Liberation Fund Advisors

Ai-jen Poo

National Domestic Workers Allliance

Alicia Garza

National Domestic Workers Alliance,
Black Lives Matter

Angelica Salas

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Bamby Salcedo

TransLatin@ Coalition

Chrissie Castro

Native Voice Network

Cindy Wiesner

Grassroots Global Justice

Denise Perry

Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)

Elle Hearns

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Isa Noyola

Mijente Center

Linda Sarsour

MPower Change

Mary Hooks

Southerners On New Ground

Miya Yoshitani

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Sarita Gupta

Ford Foundation

Saru Jayaraman

Restaurant Opportunities Center ROC United and One Fair Wage

KEY CONSULTANTS

Catherine Lerza

Sr. Advisor

Korwin Consulting

External Evaluator

Mari Ryono

External Evaluator

Integrated Voter Engagement Program Coaches

Grassroots Organizing Institute Coaches