“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” — Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
The Foundation counts on Janelle to review grantmaking proposals, conduct due diligence activities, create grant and consulting agreements, and maintain the integrity and completeness of our grantmaking system. She’s committed to supporting staff and grantees so they can concentrate on what they do best.
A 25-year veteran of the Twin Cities nonprofit sector, Janelle most recently spent six years at the Center for Victims of Torture. While there, she worked with the finance staff in the Center’s four international field offices to ensure that grants received for international work complied with federal and international regulations and audit requirements. Prior to that, she held various positions for human service and arts organizations in Minneapolis, immersing herself in database management, program operations, grant writing, and accounting.
Janelle has a bachelor’s in secondary education–social studies and another in philosophy from Moorhead State University, now Minnesota State University Moorhead. She also holds a master’s in philosophy from Purdue University. When not at work, Janelle and her husband might be planning their next milestone trip or watching something on Animal Planet. And they’re almost certainly being endlessly entertained by the quirky behavior of their two cats.