Our Team

As a service of the Foundation Center, GrantCraft is embedded in our Strategic Philanthropy team. Here's a quick look at who is working on GrantCraft:

Jen Bokoff, Director of GrantCraft, @jenbo1

Jen Bokoff is the director of GrantCraft at the Foundation Center in New York, where she develops resources for and facilitates sharing in the philanthropy sector. She also teaches professional development classes at the Brooklyn Brainery. Previously, she worked as program officer for the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, a client advocate at LIFT, and a paralegal specialist at the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel. She serves on the advisory boards of the Street Vendor Project, The Moth's education programs, and James Beard Foundation Conference, and is also an active board member of both the Tufts University Alumni Council and Young Friends of Tufts Advancement. In her spare time, Jen is a storyteller, blogger, amateur comedic improviser, and second base woman on the Foundation Center's softball team. 

A favorite quote: "As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."  - Amy Poehler

Lisa PhilpVice President of Strategic Philanthropy, @howtogive

Lisa Philp is vice president for strategic philanthropy at the Foundation Center. In this role, she connects funders, philanthropy networks, and donor advisors with data, research, and technology to encourage thoughtful and collaborative giving. Lisa previously served as managing director and global head of philanthropic services at the J.P. Morgan Private Bank, program officer for youth development and education at The Robin Hood Foundation, and director of communications and government relations at Philanthropy New York. Her leadership in philanthropy includes past positions as chair of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, a vice chair of The New York Women’s Foundation, and as a board member of Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families. An avid supporter of the arts, Lisa spends much of her free time attending music, modern dance, and theater performances. 

A favorite quote: “To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”   - Leonard Bernstein

Erin Nylen-Wysocki, Special Projects Associate, @erindotnylen

Erin is a special projects associate at the Foundation Center where she supports several programs in the strategic philanthropy department including GrantCraft. Prior to joining the Center, Erin received a master's degree in nonprofit management from the New School's Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, and worked for Bideawee, an animal welfare organization. 

A favorite quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Davis Winslow, Intern, @daviswinslow

Davis Winslow is an intern at the Foundation Center, where he supports several programs for strategic philanthropy, including GrantCraft . Davis is currently pursuing his master’s degree in urban policy at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. Before coming to the Foundation Center, he worked as student assistant for academic sustainability initiatives at The New School, a communications assistant at the MDG Centre for East and Southern Africa, and as a science educator at the Pacific Science Center.

A favorite quote: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” - Arthur Ashe

GrantCraft also benefits from the skills and insight of Foundation Center staff across the entire organization.

Need to be in touch? Email info@grantcraft.org.