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Department: Grants Management

Afreyea Tolbert

Afreyea Tolbert is a grants manager at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2021, Afreyea worked with a philanthropy advisory group that supports individuals, foundations, and corporations in developing programming for effective race equity and social impact solutions. In this role, Afreyea assisted the organization with grants management, communications, and program design. …

Adam Cimino

Adam Cimino is a grants officer at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2021, he served as the manager of philanthropy & foundation operations at Visa and the Visa Foundation. He was also a grants manager at the James Irvine Foundation, and compliance coordinator at the Sierra Club. He holds a bachelor’s …

Erin Mershon

Erin Mershon is a grants officer 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 director of grants management 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 …

Jenny Calixto Quigley

Jenny Calixto Quigley is a grants officer at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Jenny joined the 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 …