John Griffith
Director of Strategic Initiatives

John Griffith is the Director of Strategic Initiatives with Ballmer Group’s philanthropy team. He joined Ballmer Group in 2019 after working for more than a decade at the intersection of housing policy, community development finance, and impact investing.

Most recently, John was a Director at Tideline Advisors, a management consulting firm that works with institutional clients to develop impact investing strategies and products. Prior to that, John was the National Director for State & Local Policy at Enterprise Community Partners. He also previously served as an Economic Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress, a D.C.-based think tank, and as an Analyst with the Social and Economic Policy Division of Abt Associates, a data-driven research and consulting firm.

John holds a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Villanova University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

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