Our diverse team has over 27 years of hands-on experience leading foundations, nonprofits, and donor-advised funds, we have advised organizations through programmatic and operational work with unique project management talents to align and evolve grantmaking practices with each organization’s culture and priorities. Our expertise in philanthropy and technology has proven to be essential elements for each project we have successfully implemented.
Chindaly Chounlamountry Griffith
Chindaly is a philanthropic advisor, who started Streamlife Consulting, LLC. in 2016 with a specialty in advising foundations in various grants management functions. This includes the following core services to evolve a funder’s grants and operations processes, by offering cross-functional services with capacity-building support for grants and program teams, along with the finance staff; grants management (GMS) evaluation, the configuration of system implementation and recommended platforms; and change management and user adoption strategy development. With 26 years of hands-on experience across foundations, nonprofits and donor-advised funds, Chindaly has advised organizations through programmatic and operational work with her project management talents to align and serves as a thought partner and project manager for foundation’s grants management systems with an emphasis on streamlining grants management for charitable giving strategies. Since 2002, Chindaly has been involved with PEAK Grantmaking as she served on the national board; served as the Midwest Chapter Chair of one of the largest chapters during the early phases of regional development; and consulted for PEAK in 2012 to develop the Regional Chapter Resources. In addition, her community volunteerism with Chicago’s Asian Giving Circle (the first Asian volunteer-led Donor-Advised Fund in the country), as well as her service as the Chicago Chapter Chair for Asian Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, has given her a diverse, applicant/grantee perspective to the cumbersome practices of grantmaking.
Miyesha is a part-time Philanthropic Advisor and Director of Grants Management for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation in Oakland, CA. In her roles, she has designed and implemented systems, processes, and best practices with a focus on change management facilitation across all staff. In 2004, Miyesha served in grants management, programmatic, and operations positions at the Cafritz Foundation, including program officer. As a program officer, her portfolio focused on groups working in the field of health (including primary care, mental health, and substance abuse); those serving prisoners, returning citizens, and their families; and those working to prevent and combat domestic violence and homelessness.
Miyesha has served on the national board of PEAK Grantmaking and is a member of its Audit and Governance Committees. She also serves on the Board of ScholarCHIPS in Washington, DC.
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