As the program finance officer, Miriam contributes a financial lens to the foundation’s grantmaking.
Miriam supports the foundation’s grant making by focusing on the financial aspects of grants including financial due diligence, project budget development and review, and grant financial reporting. She offers program finance training and serves in a consultative role on portfolio-level financial analysis.
Miriam served as the foundation’s program finance officer from 2003-2008. Before rejoining the staff in 2017, she developed a nonprofit financial consulting practice in Northern California working primarily with environmental nonprofits and land trusts.
Miriam has a degree in business economics with an emphasis on financial accounting from University of California at Santa Barbara.