Jen Crino

Jen Crino

Program Manager

(202) 774-5460

What do you do at NCFP?

I am the Program Manager at NCFP. I facilitate our monthly webinar series, find relevant content for our blog and Knowledge Center, and assist with NCFP’s peer networks and community foundation programming. I work with our Program Team to build new content and curate existing resources for our family philanthropy network.

What did you do before NCFP?

Before NCFP I was the Community Investment Fellow at the Greater Washington Community Foundation and assisted with the grantmaking process for the Fund for Children, Youth and Families, the Community Foundation’s largest discretionary fund focused on academic success, foster care and adoption, and stable housing for the region’s youth and families. I received my master of public policy degree with a focus in nonprofit management from the University of Maryland in 2017.


Multi-faceted Giving

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Jen Crino

This content collection was curated to help answer those questions and allow your philanthropic family to better accommodate diverse systems of giving. Read More
Voices from the Field

Supporting Youth and Next-gen Philanthropy: How to Get Started

Posted on August 18, 2020 by Jen Crino

Sammie Holzwarth, Kimberly Myers Hewlett, and Vasser Seydel on
Sammie Holzwarth, Kimberly Myers Hewlett, and Vasser Seydel on NCFP’s recent webinar This article was originally published by Foundant Technologies and is re-posted here with permission. Bringing the next generation into the fold is a natural progression for many family philanthropies. Teaching children at a young age about shared values, engaging youth in service learning and site visits, and formally preparing… Read More
Voices from the Field

Successful Generational Transitions: Building Trust and Flexibility into Your Work with Families

Posted on March 3, 2020 by Jen Crino, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, The Seattle Foundation

Young girl and father drawing outdoors
Generational transitions are a natural part of family philanthropy—trusting the next generation to honor established values and traditions while asserting their own leadership. Many families seek guidance from philanthropic advisors to find the right balance of implementing changes and maintaining the status quo. In the webinar Successful Generational Transitions, staff members from the Seattle Foundation and the Community Foundation for… Read More

Money and Values

Posted on July 19, 2019 by Jen Crino

This content collection was curated to share some experience, tips, and tools to better support philanthropic families in their money journeys. Read More
Voices from the Field

Be the Architect of Your Family’s Story

Posted on April 4, 2019 by Hiba Seager, Jen Crino, Bill Leighty

Mothers day composition. Photo album, black-and-white picture. Studio shot on wooden background.
NCFP recently spoke with Bill Leighty about how he’s helped keep the Leighty Foundation’s memories alive by recording its history. While many foundations use external production companies, Bill created his family’s legacy videos himself—using his own technological know-how, video equipment, and dedication. His father, Ike Leighty, began the foundation in 1985 after a successful sales and manufacturing career. While the initial goal was to “do good,” the foundation’s mission evolved to address earth protection, education, and volunteer engagement. … Read More

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