Programs and Grantmaking Manager
Ana is constantly radically reimagining a better world for everyone. Her passion for equitable and sustainable economic development has been a driving force throughout her life. Through personal, academic and professional experience she learned that equitable access to economic resources is a key factor in creating sustainable and thriving communities.
In her role at Common Future, she plays a critical linking and coordinating role across key initiatives. She leads on operation execution of our grants management and coordination processes and ensures that the right people are coordinating at the right time. In her previous roles at The Food Trust, she worked closely with entrepreneurs in Camden, New Jersey leading a small retailer initiative. By the time of her departure, Ana secured a partnership with a local CDFI and a cooperative development agency to support a subset of retailers with gaining access to capital and starting their own cooperative. In addition, she managed the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative, a statewide public-private program that invests in new or expanding grocery stores and other healthy food retail outlets, as well as a local healthy food retail initiative. As a daughter of entrepreneurs (and a social entrepreneur herself), she knows first hand the impact that these programs have on our communities.
Ana holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management and is deeply rooted in the Philadelphia community. But she is a true Caribbean at heart. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she is blessed to visit the islands often. When not at work you can find her working on her social enterprise, Colectiva Clara, crafting, going on long walks in her neighborhood, dancing at home with her partner, and playing with her one year old daughter/bestie.