Our participatory grantmaking alters the traditional process of philanthropic giving by empowering service providers and community-based organizations to define the strategy around a specific issue area or population.
“Lasting, impactful social change cannot occur without community voices at the table. Though our grantmaking, thought leadership, and programs, we strive to include the voices and participation of those who are impacted by our work.”
Caitlin brings her experience in community organizing and direct service to her role as Director of Learning and Community Impact. She provides support and technical assistance to organizations throughout Greater Philadelphia, and aids the Foundation in its efforts to build connections and collaboration across sectors. Initiatives she has coordinated include the Community Fund for Immigrant Wellness, the Philadelphia Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACE) Task Force, and the Pottstown Trauma-Informed Community Connection. Additionally, she partnered with other regional funders to develop two volumes of Trauma-Informed Philanthropy: A Funder’s Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Practice in the Delaware Valley.
Caitlin holds a Master of Public Health from the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography from the University of Vermont.