Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez

President, Growing Giving

Andrea (Annie) Hernandez (she, her, they) has dedicated the past 20 years to working with and for organizations that strengthen communities and grow collective liberation. Dr. Hernandez Rodriguez is the President of Growing Giving, LLC, creating intentional intergenerational spaces to free the abundance and joy of people involved in and impacted by philanthropy. She does this work to create systems of compassion and collective care for healing.

Andrea focuses on social justice youth and intergenerational giving, liberating governance, and personal transformation and healing.

She works with the Conflict Transformation Fund and serves on the national boards for the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and Learning to Give, along with being a founding member of the Los Angeles Latino Giving Circle.

Dr. Hernandez Rodriguez has served in various leadership roles in family foundations and led the development of Youth Philanthropy Connect, building the global movement of youth philanthropy. Annie earned her PhD in Leadership and Change and is a 21/64 trainer.

She and her husband find meaning and inspiration in nature and live on traditional lands of the Spokane people with their young child and dog.


2021 Trustee Education Institute

Posted on March 9, 2021 by Isabel Nogueira, Alyson Wise, Jumi Falusi, Milton Speid, Emily Kaiser, Adrian Ruiz, Lisa Jackson, Priscilla Enriquez, Dorothy Gardner, Regan Pritzker

NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive overview of the important legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members and CEOs. Featuring the perspectives of innovative donors and a faculty made up of donors, board members, and highly respected philanthropy experts, this virtual seminar covers: Translating values and goals into action Connecting family legacy and… Read More
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Igniting the spark, part II: How do next gen boards work and how do we create one?

Posted on July 15, 2013 by Kevin Laskowski, Katie Marcus Reker, Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez

Part 2 of 2 The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, have teamed up on the release of our latest Passages Issue Brief entitled, “Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards.”  Giving families prepare their younger members for potential board service in a variety of ways, as… Read More

Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Gen Boards

Posted on June 17, 2013 by Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez, Katie Marcus Reker, Kevin Laskowski

This Passages Issue Brief introduces an increasingly popular method for preparing the next generation for philanthropic service: the next generation or junior board. The paper covers the variety of purposes for establishing next generation boards and how they are typically structured, explores how foundations use next generation boards as a tool for engaging younger family members, and describes options for preparing younger family members for governance and grantmaking… Read More

Avoiding Leaky Pipes: Enhancing Donor-Grantee Collaboration

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Alisa Robins Doctoroff, Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez, Susan Wolf Ditkoff

Given the challenging economic times, it’s only natural for donors to want their scarce resources to be well spent. In reality, the pipeline that brings resources from donor to grantee is often leaky, limiting the potential for results. There is a great opportunity to enhance donor and grantee collaboration, which could increase the impact of each dollar granted… Read More