Naa Hammond

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Naa Amissah-Hammond

Senior Director of Grantmaking

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Naa Amissah-Hammond (she/her/hers) is a Black, immigrant, queer, femme and the Senior Director of Grantmaking with Groundswell Fund, a public foundation that strengthens U.S. movements for reproductive and social justice.

Naa directs Groundswell’s reproductive justice and social justice grantmaking strategy through five funds committed to resourcing gender justice organizers on the ground around the U.S.

Prior to joining Groundswell, Naa worked in research and communications for Funders for LGBTQ Issues, an organization that works side-by-side with funders and movement organizations to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.

Naa serves on the Board of Directors of Funders for Reproductive Equity and of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Over the last decade, Naa has worked in philanthropy, development, and grassroots fundraising with several U.S. organizations committed to gender, racial and economic justice, including FIERCE, Third Wave Fund, Queers for Economic Justice, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

Naa was born and raised in Zimbabwe, as the child of Ghanaian immigrants. She holds B.A.’s in ‘Social and Cultural Analysis’ and ‘Urban Design and Architecture Studies’ from New York University.