Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez (she/her/they) is a mom, partner, and lover of humanity with over two decades of practice in nonprofit and foundation management, organizing, capacity building, and systems change.
She specializes in conflict transformation centering race; intergenerational giving that shares power with young people; and holding compassionate change for leaders, especially founding executive and board transitions. Dr. Hernandez Rodriguez received her PhD in Social Justice Leadership and Change from Antioch University. She is trained in trauma responsive care, somatic abolitionism, and conflict transformation practices, including Immunity to Change.
Andrea is the President of Growing Giving, LLC where she supports leaders, families, and organizations growing transformative giving. She is also on the Conflict Transformation Fund team, a national advisor to Learning to Give, and recent governance chair for the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
Andrea was drawn to community service early in life and wrote her first check to a community foundation at age 21 in honor of her oldest cousin, Christine, after her tragic death. Andrea’s early organizing, grantmaking, and advocacy focused on young people, Latinx, rural communities, and small to mid-sized organizations. A nationally recognized expert in youth and family philanthropy, 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.
Andrea gives thanks daily to live on the Island of Maui in the Hawaiian archipelago. Most days you can find her with her husband and son at a river or beach with their devoted dog, Ellie.
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
Weaving a Web in Action
Posted on July 29, 2014 by Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez, Katie Marcus Reker
Igniting the Spark: Effective Next Generation Boards
Posted on September 12, 2013 by Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez, Katie Marcus Reker, Sarina Dayal, Shirish Dayal, Zach Whitten
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
Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Gen Boards
Posted on June 17, 2013 by Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez, Katie Marcus Reker, Kevin Laskowski
Avoiding Leaky Pipes: Enhancing Donor-Grantee Collaboration
Posted on October 11, 2012 by Alisa Robins Doctoroff, Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez, Susan Wolf Ditkoff
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