Marissa Jackson

Marissa leads learning and evaluation efforts, ensuring Community Programs’ strategy and decision making is grounded in community perspective, research, and continuous improvement to better support advancing racial and economic equity in Greater Seattle.  Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Marissa comes to Seattle Foundation with a wealth of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and a […]

Katie Draude

Katie guides the development and implementation of efficient processes within the Community Programs team to maximize the team’s efforts toward racial and economic equity.  Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Katie comes to Seattle Foundation with experience working for nonprofits and government agencies in the environmental field. Most recently, Katie served as a program manager for NatureBridge, […]

Aileen Balahadia

Aileen manages the Seattle Foundation’s grassroots grantmaking program Neighbor to Neighbor, which invests in and partners with community members affected by poverty and racial disparities to increase their engagement, power and influence. Aileen is a Northwest native who lives with her family in Southeast Seattle. A 20-year practitioner in community development, she has worked on […]

Sophia Lopez

Sophia supports the operations of the Community Programs team by managing grant application systems and elevating data integrity through reporting efforts. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Prior to joining the Seattle Foundation, Sophia supported King County’s Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program (EPRAP) as the Operations Manager at African Community Housing & Development, a community-based organization […]

Sally Gillis

As a leader in Community Programs, Sally pursues greater racial equity and economic opportunity through her oversight of key Seattle Foundation partnerships and grant programs that advance our Blueprint for Impact. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions With over ten years in the social sector, Sally brings a strong commitment to partnerships and social justice to the […]

Rebecca Chan

As a leader in Community Programs, Rebecca pursues greater racial equity and economic opportunity through her oversight of operational effectiveness and impact that advance our theory of change. Personal Philanthropic Interestsand Passions Rebecca comes to Seattle Foundation with more than a decade of experience in social change and a commitment to advancing social justice. Previously, […]