Gabriella Barrow is a grants manager on the Managed Organizations team. She provides operational, programmatic, and financial support to a portfolio of clients and projects hosted at the New Venture Fund and the Hopewell Fund. Gabriella successfully manages her portfolio by developing, processing, and executing grants and contracts, along with reporting on their financial progress.
Gabriella has four years of experience working in philanthropy. Prior to joining Arabella, Gabriella worked with a community foundation focused on creating economic security for all residents of the Washington, DC metropolitan region. There she managed donor-advised and designated funds focused on supporting workforce development, housing advocacy, youth enrichment, educational initiatives, and other issues. Gabriella cultivated and maintained donor relationships by managing grant-making processes, facilitating advisory board meetings, researching issues on behalf of donors, and providing other kinds of support. With her assistance, one fund successfully granted a total of $125,000 to five organizations, helping over 900 individuals gain education, support services, technical certifications, and the soft-skills training necessary to gain and maintain employment, moving them closer to personal economic security.
Gabriella holds a BA in peace and conflict studies from Colgate University and an MPA with a concentration in nonprofit management from the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University.