Jamie N. Schenker is interim program director at The California Wellness Foundation where she manages grantmaking for the Community Well-being portfolio. She brings over 15 years’ experience in grantmaking, evaluation and organizational learning. She is passionate about supporting social change and racial justice efforts to ensure all people are safe and healthy.
She previously served as program officer where she reviewed letters of interest, evaluated grant proposals, conducted site visits, and made funding recommendations, and evaluation officer, where she developed evaluation and organizational tools, designed trainings for staff, and designed internal processes to evaluate grantmaking. Additionally, she led efforts to support learning and documentation through grants data.
Prior to joining Cal Wellness in September 2013, she was a program specialist for collaborative philanthropy at Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), where she managed two loan programs for nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. Before her time at NCG, she was a program assistant at Cal Wellness working on organizational learning and evaluation. She also served as a project manager at Abundantia Consulting, where she led evaluation projects for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
Schenker previously served as cochair for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy’s Bay Area chapter. She earned her master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in nonprofit administration, and her bachelor’s degree in sociology from San Francisco State University.
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