Jessie Krafft

Senior Vice President of External Affairs , CAF America

Jessie began her tenure with CAF America in 2011 and serves as the Senior Vice President of External Affairs for CAF America and CAF Canada and is on the Management Committee of the CAF American Donor Fund. She is a leading expert in international grantmaking from the U.S. and Canada as well as in local country laws on foreign funding.

Prior to joining the CAF America staff, Jessie worked for 1.5 years as a volunteer visitor coordinator, tutor, and child caretaker at an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Jessie completed her Masters in International Development at American University and holds a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Anthropology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University and holds a Spanish Certificate of Translation and Interpretation. She is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).


International Grantmaking: Navigating the Challenges of Legal and Regulatory Barriers

Posted on March 30, 2023 by Jessie Krafft

Donors who give to projects and partners outside of the United States have the opportunity to make real and lasting impacts in communities. But when foundations want to make grants to non-501(c)(3)s, the rules governing cross-border funding can be complex. Join this webinar to learn how to support foreign grantees while managing risk, complying with the regulations governing this work,… Read More