Strategies to Achieve Social Impact
TCC Group Strategy Programs/Grants Management Capacity Building Evaluation

Molly Schultz Hafid

Associate Director

Education: MPA, International Nonprofit Management, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
BA, Anthropology and Literature, Antioch College

With a background in strategic, managerial, financial, and nonprofit expertise, Molly's experience includes work as a foundation executive, program officer, individual donor advisor, and adjunct faculty professor.

A dynamic leader in social justice philanthropy, Molly also co-founded and co-chairs Funders for Justice, a national network of funders committed to increasing resources to grassroots organizations addressing the intersection of racial justice, gender justice, community safety, and policing.

Prior to joining TCC, Molly served as the Assistant Director of the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, a national social justice grantmaker. Her responsibilities included strategically guiding and managing the annual review of the grantmaking program and monitoring administrative and grantmaking budgets. In this capacity, Molly also oversaw a portfolio of civic engagement, immigrant rights, and racial justice grantees across the country. Committed to strengthening the capacity of nonprofit organizations (and the foundations that support them) to respond effectively in periods of change, Molly conceived and launched Weathering the Storm, an initiative to help social change organizations prepare for, and prevent against, opposition attacks.

Before the Veatch Program, Molly worked as the Director of Grantmaking Programs at The Jewish Funds for Justice, a national foundation committed to combating the root causes of economic and social injustice. She managed a portfolio that included grantmaking to community organizing and advocacy groups, and redevelopment and recovery grants in the Gulf Coast region (following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita).

A sector leader contributing strategic guidance and thought leadership, Molly serves on the Board of Directors of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) and of Solidaire. She is also a peer reviewer for The Foundation Review, and recently completed a third round as an expert reviewer for the Corporation for National and Community Service Social Innovation Fund (SIF).

Molly is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and part-time faculty at The New School's Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. She teaches graduate courses in strategic philanthropy, strategic management, and fundraising and development, and undergraduate courses in globalization and social movements.

Molly has a Masters of Public Administration with a specialization in International Nonprofit Management from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Literature from Antioch College in Ohio. She also holds an executive education certificate in Nonprofit Financial Sustainability from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School.

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