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Tiauna George

Grants Manager for Education  |  Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Tiauna George currently serves as the Grants Manager for the Education team at the  Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Working in partnership with the Vice President of Education and the Director of Grants Management, she plays a lead role in developing, implementing, and refining the grants process for the organization’s diverse pool of grantees.

Tiauna has many years of experience in the field of grants management, working diligently to create systems that effectively and efficiently meet the complex needs of program staff and grant partners. Prior to her current role Tiauna served as the Grants Manager for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and before that as the Grants Manager of the Women’s Foundation of California and previously as the Grants Assistant at The James Irvine Foundation. She has served on the committees of several philanthropic affinity groups, and a nonprofit board, working in areas that focus on improving the lives and wellbeing of California’s most vulnerable populations.

In 2016, Tiauna and two of her colleagues co-founded the Peninsula Philanthropy Network, which leverages the collective power and influence of philanthropy of the peninsula region of the Bay Area. She  also served as the Vice Chair of the Housing and Concerns Committee for the City of Redwood City, which focuses on affordable housing, economic development and homelessness prevention and was a Co-Founder of the Diversity Committee at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Tiauna studied political science and rhetoric at UC Berkeley and has a passion for local politics, technology and the study of language. Ms. George also holds a Master of Public Administration from USF.

Term expires 2021.