Melissa Penney

Social Innovation Fund Operations Manager

Boston Office

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Melissa Penney is the Social Innovation Fund Operations Manager in the Washington, DC office, ensuring Third Sector's work is compliant with all grant requirements. Melissa has almost a decade of experience managing federal grants, including most recently at Teach For America where she served as the Director of AmeriCorps Partnerships. Previously, she was the Grants Manager for BPE/Boston Teacher Residency, and she administered AmeriCorps and other public grants as a Program Officer with the Massachusetts Service Alliance. Melissa holds a BA in English from Bates College and an MSW from Boston University.