Our People Afreyea Tolbert Grants Manager 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. Other experiences include nonprofit operations, event planning, and research. Afreyea received her BA in Political Science with a minor in Law and Philosophy from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.