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Tiauna George

Senior Director of Grants Management

Tiauna George leads grantmaking and contracting operations, systems, and data. She is responsible for creating and executing the policies and procedures to ensure the efficient processing of grants and contracts, ensuring timeliness, quality, and compliance. In collaboration with members of the Operations and Program teams, she facilitates the design, development, and implementation of all grant-tracking technologies and data management systems, integrating this work with Finance, Knowledge Systems, Programs, Strategic Partnerships, and Communications staff.

Prior to joining our staff, Tiauna served as Philanthropic Operations/Grants Manager for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, managing grantmaking for the Justice and Opportunity initiative, and before that the Education grantmaking program. She led and managed the design of the Salesforce grant database, served as a member of the legal team, assisted with strategic planning, advising, special projects, created policies, and provided grantmaking training for a staff of 100+. Previous positions include Programs and Partnerships/Grants Manager for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health; Corporate and Donor Relations/Grants Manager for Women’s Foundation of California; and Grants Management/Grants Assistant for The James Irvine Foundation.