Associate Director of Grants and Records Management

Bonnie Rivers

Bonnie Rivers joined the Corporation in 2011. She has extensive experience with both domestic and international grantmaking, and is responsible for reviewing prospective grants for legal and compliance issues as well as keeping the Corporation’s grant-related policies and procedures up to date. She is also responsible for implementing and maintaining the Corporation’s Board portal. In addition, as of October, 2014, Ms. Rivers has led the Corporation’s Records department and is tasked with moving the Corporation to digital archiving to preserve the 100-year history and the future accomplishments of the Corporation and its grantees indefinitely.

Bonnie began her philanthropic career at the Rockefeller Foundation in 2003 as a Program Assistant in the foundation’s former Creativity & Culture program and, in 2006, she moved to the Office of Grants Management as a Grants Specialist. She served on the Board of Directors for the Grants Managers Network (GMN), the national affinity group for grants mangers, from 2008 to 2011, and was Co-Chair of the Board in 2010 and 2011. She also co-chaired GMN’s annual conference in 2013, and currently serves on GMN’s Conference Committee as a session designer and presenter. She formerly sat on the Board of Directors for Polyhymnia, a New York-based early music organization.

Bonnie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University and a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management from Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy.