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Meredith Mathews

Senior Director of Grantmaking and Strategy

Meredith Mathews serves as the Foundation’s Senior Director of Grantmaking and Strategy. In this role, Meredith leads the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy and ensures the effective integration of the Entrepreneurial Operation System (EOS) tools across departments for successful strategy implementation. She oversees all elements of the Foundation’s grantmaking framework and processes, with particular emphasis on centering the needs of grantee partners and continuous improvement of internal systems. Meredith is responsible for research on and application of the Foundation’s theoretical framework for grantmaking, which supports fundamental needs and breaking the cycle of poverty.

She provides context to applications and funding recommendations while working alongside applicants to engage, connect with, and support them in meeting their goals. Meredith focuses on building and strengthening authentic, trusting relationships with grantee partners.

Education

B.A. in Psychology and Minors in Philosophy, French, and Gender and Women’s Studies
Columbia College, Columbia, S.C. (Summa Cum Laude)

French Studies
CIDEF at Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers, France

Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Duke University, Durham, N.C.

“Poverty is not a fate; it is a condition. It is not a misfortune; it is an injustice.”

— Gustavo Gutierrez, OP

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