Miyesha Perry - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Miyesha Perry, Director, Grants Management & Learning

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Miyesha Perry. Photo credit: Stephanie Secrest

Miyesha Perry is the Director of Grants Management & Learning for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. She leads the Grants Management & Learning Team, guiding the grants management strategy and practice to support operationalizing equity across the grantmaking lifecycle, developing the learning practice and culture, supporting collaboration and interconnection across the giving areas and most importantly supporting Foundation partners.

She has held numerous positions at private and family foundations in the metropolitan Washington, DC area for more than 15 years. At the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, she designed and created a grantmaking process that allowed grantees to spend more time serving the community and as little time as possible on applications, reporting and administrative tasks and developed the long-term vision and strategy for grants management. 

As a Program Officer, she designed the grantmaking portfolio and strategy to support organizations serving citizens reentering society after incarceration. Her portfolio also supported groups working in primary health care, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. She serves as the current Chair Emeritus of PEAK Grantmaking and as Nominating Committee Co-Chair. Miyesha formerly served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the PEAK Grantmaking DC Chapter and as a founding board member of the Black Philanthropic Alliance.

Miyesha received her MBA in Nonprofit Management and BA in Human Relations from Trinity College in Washington, DC. She is a third-generation native of Washington, DC, certified travel agent, dance mom and busy mother of two teenagers.