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Adriana Jimenez

Associate Director of International Operations  |  American Jewish World Service

Adriana Jiménez is the Associate Director of International Operations at the American Jewish World Service (AJWS). In this role she oversees all operational aspects of the organization’s grantmaking portfolios, supervises the grants management team, and directs all organization-wide grantmaking policies, processes, and systems to ensure AJWS’s grantmaking is aligned with its core values and strategic goals.

Adriana has previously held grants management and communications positions at both private foundations and public charities including Helmsley Charitable Trust, Surdna Foundation, and, most recently, the ASPCA as Director of Grants Management. Her work in the philanthropic sector has centered on improving practices for funders undergoing significant growth and/or organizational change (including grants management systems implementations), with the goal to maximize impact.

Since joining PEAK Grantmaking in 2010, Adriana has held several national and regional volunteer roles, including Chair of the NY Communications Committee, Co-chair of the 2014 Annual Conference, and Chair of the board’s Nominating and Audit Committees.

She holds a M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Art History from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She is an avid volunteer in the animal welfare community, and has previously served on the board of a non-profit arts organization, Slideluck.