As the program associate for domestic funds, Allison Conroe supports the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s domestic grantmaking through data collection and analysis, grant processing, and grant administration.
Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Development and Applied Economics with a focus in Community and International Development from the University of Vermont, and certifications in Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management from the University of Maine and the Maine Association of Nonprofits.
Allison started her career at the grassroots level, working with and serving as a board member of local nonprofits in the northeastern United States assisting migrant farmworkers and refugees in accessing quality and culturally-appropriate medical care and food security. She most recently expanded her reach to working with small-scale nonprofits in over 170 different countries as a 2021-2022 GlobalGiving Fellow, where she assessed due diligence compliance through vetting nonprofit partners and aided in the process of grantmaking with corporate partners.
Allison believes in the power of community-led development and that the foundation of successful and sustainable change resides in the voices of the individual communities affected.
Allison speaks English and Spanish and is currently learning Japanese, American Sign Language and French. You can find her living in Portland, Maine where she furthers her passion for agroecology and food systems by experimenting with sustainable agriculture on her family’s farm, practicing her pottery skills, bouldering, or hunting for the best locally-made paneer tikka masala.