Solving the world’s problems is complicated.
Your giving doesn’t have to be.
Purposeful giving should be easy and effective for everyone.
At Grapevine, we believe “people give to people.” We've seen this through years of experience as nonprofit staff and grantmakers. And we do this ourselves as donors.
So, we came up with a very simple idea to connect you with people you can relate to who also have the knowledge and expertise to effectively guide your giving.
We make it easy for donors to give more strategically with access to expert guidance and philanthropic tools. We owe a huge thanks to our expert community for joining us on this journey; we hope you’ll continue to be a part of our story.
Co-founder & CEO
Emily brings 10 years of financing for impact and social enterprise leadership experience to Grapevine.
She was the founding Executive Director of NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts, launched the Lincoln Center at the Movies global media initiative, and developed innovative financing models for impact at Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. Emily has consulted on event cinema for Disney Theatrical Group, taught Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at SUNY Purchase, and spent two years developing microfinance and fair trade programs in India. Emily is a member of the LISC Emerging Leaders Council, holds a B.A. from Occidental College in Diplomacy, World Affairs, and Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Co-founder & CTO
Jessan combines engineering leadership with seven years experience in the nonprofit space, including chairing Social Justice Fund NW.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science at 20, he helped build Google’s video chat products. He went on to co-found Google’s Giving Week, lead their giving platform, and launch their Donate button.
Principal software engineer
Chloe has over 6 years of engineering experience in financial, donation, and nonprofit spaces.
Before joining Grapevine, she worked on the Google Cloud Billing platform and the OneToday donation app. She later led frontend development for Google's donation platform and the Google for Nonprofits program.
Content and Community Manager
Emily has worked in communications and marketing for over 7 years. She brings her experience to Grapevine as the content and community manager. Before joining Grapevine, she worked at JPMorgan Chase promoting their new digital products and features. She also worked at Teachers Pay Teachers, where she developed communication programs for their educator community of over 5 million.
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