Jessie Gunn, Grants Manager
Jessie Gunn is the grants manager at Ballmer Group, managing the grantmaking processes and evaluation for all philanthropic investments. Prior to Ballmer Group, she was on the philanthropy team at JPMorgan Chase & Co administering grants in the Pacific Northwest related to workforce development, community development, small business development, and financial capability. She also serve as the grants and evaluations coordinator at The John A. Hartford Foundation, a New York-based private foundation focused on improving health care for older adults. Jessie earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her master’s degree from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in public administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management. She lives with her family north of Seattle and serves on the board of a local nonprofit committed to helping residents pay for health care expenses they are unable to afford themselves.