Marcus McGrew

Director, Grantmaking, Learning, and Operations

Marcus McGrew is Director of Grantmaking, Learning, and Operations at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, leading a team of grants management professionals who work collaboratively across the foundation to manage processes and systems that support grantmaking, leverage data to inform strategic decision-making, and foster organizational learning.

Marcus joined the foundation after more than a decade at The Kresge Foundation, a national, private foundation located in Troy, Michigan, where he served as Director of Program Operations and Information Management. Previously, he served as the Wayne County Community College District associate vice chancellor for administration and finance, where he was in charge of several key functions, from payroll to financial aid, for the metropolitan Detroit college’s 1,800 employees and 70,000 students.

He is a 2017 alumnus of the Council on Foundations Career Pathways Program, former vice chair and secretary of the ABFE Board of Directors, and former board co-chair of the Grants Managers Network (now PEAK Grantmaking). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Business Administration in integrative management from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University.

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