Adriana Rocha

Adriana Rocha

Interim Co-Director, Neighborhood Funders Group

Adriana Rocha leads NFG’s Program Team, NFG’s National Convening, oversees all of NFG’s programs and the development and evaluation of all new NFG programs including its Leadership Development offerings; Philanthropy Forward and Peer Coaching Circles.

Adriana joined NFG in May of 2017 and was a former NFG member while at the New York Foundation. As a member of NFG, Adriana found other foundation staff members committed to social justice and a peer network of new Program Officers, particularly other new Program Officers of Color.

Adriana brings expertise in grantmaking, organizational capacity building, and nonprofit management. Adriana served as a Program Officer at the New York Foundation and Director of Grants & Capacity Building at the Just Beginnings Collaborative. Adriana served as Practice Director for CompassPoint, a national leader in providing capacity building support to social justice leaders and organizations.

Adriana has served on the boards of the Latino Commission on AIDS, CALNonprofits, and Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master’s degree from Columbia University, Social Organizational Psychology Program. Adriana is from Toluca, Mexico and calls New York City home.


Funder Collaboration: Leveraging Partnerships for Outsized Impact

Posted on April 13, 2020 by Rini Banerjee, Adriana Rocha, Chuck Harris, Olivia Leland, Nicholas A. Tedesco

No matter your current strategies or focus, leveraging a trusted and proven intermediary can help you make the most of your philanthropic assets. By convening and collaborating with peer funders and community leaders working to find solutions to shared issues, you bring expertise to your partnerships and a deep knowledge of the communities served. And by combining your assets and… Read More