BOSTON, MARCH 3, 2021 -- GivingData announced today that Astrik Tenney has joined the company as Principal, Business Development. Tenney previously managed grantmaking operations and community relations for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a private foundation that is one of the largest scholarship providers in the United States.
“We are delighted to welcome Astrik to our growing team at GivingData,” said Alf Gracombe, founder and CEO of GivingData. “Her deep knowledge of philanthropy, grantmaking, process improvement, and program development will be of great value to foundation clients looking to align our purpose-built solutions with their operations and programs.”
In her new role, Tenney will advise foundations on ways to adopt technology and practices that will best position them to maximize their impact. In her previous role as grants program manager at the Cooke Foundation, Tenney managed a grants portfolio of more $7 million in philanthropic investments.
“I am so excited to be joining such a dynamic company at this point in my career,” said Tenney. “Having been an end-user of GivingData’s platform for two years at the Cooke Foundation, I have a first hand appreciation for the impact a great grants management system can have on an organization’s operations and strategy. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the philanthropic sector by helping organizations integrate GivingData into their grantmaking processes.”
“I am so excited to be joining such a dynamic company at this point in my career."
Tenney brings an extensive background in grants management and program development. As program manager at the Cooke Foundation, she was responsible for the seamless functioning of the foundation’s grantmaking operations during the entire grant lifecycle. She also worked closely with grantee organizations to support, build and scale their programs.
Astrik served as a proposal reviewer for a number of funders and grantmaker affinity groups, and volunteers with her local nonprofit community in the greater Washington DC region. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Georgetown University.
GivingData helps foundations manage and transform grantmaking with its purpose-built, customizable grants management platform and expert consulting practice. The team is comprised of former foundation leaders and seasoned software engineers, with a passion for helping foundations leverage technology to streamline their grantmaking and strengthen their impact.