As a Program Operations Officer, Amy designs and leads our grantmaking, program-related investment and vendor processes, in partnership with grantmaking officers and directors. She is also responsible for managing the Ecosystem Grant Program. At every step of our processes, she works to ensure simple, supportive and equitable experiences for our applicants, grantees and partners. She loves to problem-solve and implement grantmaking improvements to make access to funding easier. Amy joined the Foundation in 2010.
Prior to her work at the Foundation, Amy was a Principal Associate at Zachary and Associates, an economic development firm in Detroit focusing on securing financing for historic preservation projects. She was a project manager on multi-million-dollar projects, providing consultation to non-profit organizations and private developers on complex urban redevelopments that required a variety of non-conventional funding sources and creative financing solutions.
In her free time, Amy loves traveling and exploring, and as often as possible, taking her small dog along for the ride.