Joanne Tong

Grants Officer

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Joanne Tong is the grants officer for the Children, Families, and Communities program. She manages the operations and grantmaking administration for the program. In her role, she collaborates across the Foundation to develop and implement operations and grantmaking best practices. Prior to this role, she was a program associate and coordinated program operations and strategy implementation across all three subprograms: Children’s Health, Early Learning, and Paid Family Leave.  

Prior to joining the Foundation, Joanne worked for The California Wellness Foundation where she supported grantmaking to organizations that address the health needs of Californians. Joanne also worked for a state-funded precollege program, the San Francisco College Access Center. Joanne holds a BA in Anthropology and a MA in Equity and Social Justice in Education. 

Outside of work, Joanne is an escape room enthusiast and an avid hiker.