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Kim Canfield

Grants Manager

Kim joined the Irvine Foundation as Grants Manager in October 2019, returning to her home state of California after living in New York for nearly 11 years.

Previously, she was the Grants Manager for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. For over eight years, she managed the day-to-day grants operations of a private family foundation that works to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges facing US citizens.

Prior to that, Kim worked on both coasts with grantees and grantmakers alike, including: Henry Street Settlement, a community-based organization in lower Manhattan that delivers a wide range of social services and arts programming to more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually; MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a public charity grantmaker that works to combat hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the US and abroad; and First 5 Kern, a tax revenue-funded grantmaker intended to promote, support, and improve early childhood development.

Kim holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Bakersfield. She is an active member of PEAK Grantmaking, a member-led community of professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations.