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Grantmakers for Education is a national organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with staff located strategically around the U.S. Our staff is a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to the fields of education and education philanthropy. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about the organization, our work or the field of education grantmaking by calling 503.595.2100 or emailing inquiries to

Executive Director

Executive Director

Ana Tilton has more than 30 years of experience across the education spectrum including work as an educator, administrator, and grantmaker. She has brought her voice to the most pressing issues in education locally, nationally and abroad. Ana has served public education from all angles in partnership with many organizations—public, private and foundations across the country – and through those partnerships has helped to develop several quality public and private school options for learners of all ages. She is committed to equity and diversity in education, driven by her own personal background as someone who has lived the life of the young people Grantmakers for Education (GFE) and its members are working so hard to impact. 

Executive Assistant

As executive assistant, Letitia supports our impact groups and works directly with our executive director for scheduling. She has more than 10 years of experience across the education spectrum including teaching, school leadership, teacher recruitment, and developing teachers to work with at-risk students. She has been an advocate for at-risk students and participated on committees to revise policies to impact student achievement. She is devoted to quality and equitable educational experiences for all students and is committed to supporting the work of organizations that champion those efforts.

Ana Tilton

Executive Director

Albuquerque, NM


Executive Assistant

Denmark, SC

Janella Franklin

Director of Impact Groups

Washington, DC

Jessie Lea

Systems & Data Administrator

Portland, OR

Kyle Malone

Senior Manager of Partnerships

Indianapolis, IN

Paul Moon

Program Manager

Baltimore, MD

Alessandra Piani

Membership Associate

New York, NY

Rebecca Smith

Communications Manager

Portland, OR



Portland, OR