Department: Grants Management

Grants Officer

Vanessa Fumia

Vanessa Fumia is a grants officer at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Vanessa worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from University of Miami and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University.

Erin Mershon

Erin Mershon is a grants associate at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, she worked as program associate at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in various program areas, including population and reproductive health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Santa Clara University.

Kelly Hayashi

Kelly Hayashi is the grants manager at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Previously, she served as the grants manager for the Stuart Foundation and the senior grants manager at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. Kelly’s experience in philanthropy spans more than 14 years in both programmatic and grants administration roles for various government entities and private foundations.… Continue Reading

Jenny Calixto Quigley

Jenny Calixto Quigley joined the Heising-Simons Foundation in 2013 as its senior associate for programs and grants management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s in poetry from University of Oregon, and has experience working in both the private and nonprofit sectors.