Shannon Duff is a grants manager who ensures that Inatai’s grantmaking operations align with and advance the foundation’s values. She champions a culture that centers grantees by designing grantmaking practices focused on the needs of communities most often overlooked in philanthropy. Before joining the foundation, Shannon was a grants administrator at Northwest Health Foundation, where she oversaw more than $16 million in grantmaking to nonprofit entities in her six-year tenure.
Born and raised in the Philippines, where she attended an international school, Shannon was inspired to earn a degree in international studies at the University of Oregon with a focus on comparative development in southeast Asia and minor in Asian studies. She previously served as a board member for the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon where she shared her expertise in grantmaking.
Shannon strikes a balance between work and life with activities such as traveling, rallying up a team for local trivia nights, and scuba diving. She also enjoys charcuterie boards, cheese, and giving her favorite recommendations for gamay wines.