Meredith Bell joined the Golden LEAF Foundation in September 2022 as the Food Distribution Assistance Program Manager. The program will make grants to nonprofit organizations to become food bank partner agencies, to expand capacity for these partners and to establish or enhance school-based food assistance programs. In her role, Meredith will lead implementation of the Food Distribution Assistance Programs, including managing the process for reviewing applications and developing recommendations for awards, monitoring awards, managing compliance, and participating in outreach and engagement efforts for the programs.
In her career, Meredith has sought out opportunities to make a positive impact on underserved communities in the state. Before joining Golden LEAF, she was the Donor Engagement Officer and Team Lead at the North Carolina Community Foundation. In this role, she was responsible for management of various competitive grant programs. Prior to her time at North Carolina Community Foundation, Meredith held key roles in nonprofit organizations in North Carolina, including Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County and United Way of Pitt County. She has extensive experience in program and process development, facilitation of community grantmaking programs, and analysis of these programs to ensure compliance and alignment with donor intent.
A native North Carolinian, Meredith earned her bachelor’s degree in Politics from Wake Forest University. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and three children.
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