Teresa Odendahl

President & Chief Executive Officer at Global Greengrants Fund

Teresa Odendahl

Teresa Odendahl

President & Chief Executive Officer at Global Greengrants Fund

Biography

Terry has spent more than 30 years working to bridge the gap between our natural and human worlds. Prior to joining Global Greengrants in 2009, Terry helmed the National Network of Grantmakers for over a decade, and later the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers. She also worked to protect public lands in the western United States, as a program officer at the Wyss Foundation. An anthropologist by training, she has held faculty positions at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute; the University of California, San Diego; and Yale University. Terry’s background in anthropology and philanthropy is complemented by her expertise in gender studies. She is the co-author or editor of four books: Charity Begins at Home: Generosity and Self-Interest Among the Philanthropic Elite; America’s Wealthy and the Future of Foundations; Women and Power in the Nonprofit Sector; and Career Patterns in Philanthropy, as well as numerous articles on a variety of topics. Terry is co-founder of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, D.C., and the Institute for Collaborative Change in New Mexico. Terry is leading Global Greengrants’ to expand its support for women-led solutions to environmental issues. When she’s not traveling the world, Terry enjoys spending time with her two adult daughters and gardening at her home in Lyons, Colorado.

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Global Greengrants Fund

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124

Number of Boards

3

Interests

Family, Gardening

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Coordinator, North-East Asia at Global Greengrants Fund

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Chair, Board of Directors at Global Greengrants Fund

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Member, Board of Directors at Global Greengrants Fund

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Former Executive Director at Public Welfare Foundation, Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at Global Greengrants Fund

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Program Director, Civil Society at Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

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Member, Board of Directors at Global Greengrants Fund

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Director at Global Greengrants Fund

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Former Secretary General at Amnesty International Ltd.

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Board Treasurer at Global Greengrants Fund

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Teresa Odendahl
President & Chief Executive Officer at Global Greengrants Fund
Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2009 - Current

TO STRENGTHEN THE GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT GLOBALLY BY MAKING SMALL GRANTS TO GROUPS.

Program Officer
Prior

The Wyss Foundation is a private, charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections to the land. Climbing and hiking the Rocky Mountains as a young man, Hansjorg Wyss developed a lifelong love for America’s open lands and a passion for discovery and innovation. With a successful career in life-saving medical science, Mr. Wyss created the Wyss Foundation in 1998 to help ensure that the iconic Western landscapes that inspired him are protected for everyone to experience and explore. Today, the Wyss Foundation’s philanthropy supports projects in areas from conservation and education to economic opportunity and social justice. Each philanthropic investment seeks to encourage new ideas and new solutions that expand the reach of human possibility and compassion.

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$1,000 +
2012

Earthworks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. It works for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and its communities.

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