July 25, 2018 Elly Grogan
Elly has dedicated her career to helping serve underserved communities, and she is a passionate advocate for people who need it the most. Elly has been with Community Foundation for four years as a program officer, overseeing a grantmaking portfolio of $1.15 million with a focus on making grants to support organizations working in health, human services and the environmental fields.
When Elly came to Community Foundation Sonoma County, she impressed with her passion, knowledge, and her background of international development experience. Before joining our organization, Elly worked as a program director for Stoveteam International, where she routinely traveled to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico regularly to support small business owners in Latin America to build factories producing clean cookstoves.
Elly is a Santa Rosa native, and after so much travel experience, Elly chose to come back to make Sonoma County her home. In addition to her work at Community Foundation, Elly and her husband Joel are dedicated parents to their 20-month-old daughter Hazel and just added a new baby to the family this summer. Given this, Elly’s transition into her new role will be gradual, with maternity leave planned for June through October.