Lauren Nissen

Associate Director of Grants

Lauren moved to the region for college 15 years ago and never left. She is inspired by the way our community supports the most vulnerable and is in constant awe of the natural beauty our region has to offer.

As the Associate Director of Grants, Lauren leads the Foundation in carrying out grant programs in response to community needs, donor interests and Foundation priorities. Lauren is passionate about building grant programs that connect donors to nonprofit organizations in the region. She has an extensive background in grant programming and operations at Innovia Foundation. Lauren has been with the Foundation for 8 years.

Lauren holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University and is a graduate of Leadership Spokane.

In her free time, you can find Lauren coaching on the volleyball court, throwing around some weights at OrangeTheory, listening intently to one of her favorite podcasts or racking up miles on the beautiful Centennial Trail.

Gallup CliftonStrengths: Developer, Consistency, Discipline, Harmony, Restorative

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