Jordana Belke is an associate director on Arabella’s Philanthropy Management team. She specializes in work with individuals and families, partnering with donors to help them develop and implement grant-making strategies. Jordana has a diverse portfolio and her work spans a range of public interest areas, including gun violence prevention, education, and youth justice. While at Arabella, Jordana has developed a specialization in managing and structuring donor collaboratives.
Prior to joining Arabella, Jordana oversaw planning, evaluation, and improvement at a FEGS Health and Human Services program that helped youth in the South Bronx re-engage in education and the workforce. In this role, she managed a portfolio of 25 private and government grants and oversaw all grant reporting and compliance. In addition, Jordana was responsible for all program evaluation and data visualizations, as well as budget management.
Jordana began her career as a social worker working with children and adolescents. She worked one-on-one with youth in foster care and/or the juvenile justice system, pregnant and parenting youth, and homeless youth. With a background in direct service, Jordana played many different roles in the social service field, including managing a Social Innovation Fund program through the New York City Mayor’s Office and the Center for Economic Opportunity. She is passionate about social innovation, especially as it relates to programs for young people.
Jordana earned a BA in education from Colgate University and is a licensed social worker with an MSW from Columbia University.