Karen FitzGerald is a Senior Program Officer at the Meyer Foundation, where she specializes in the Healthy Communities program area, which includes grants in health, access to essential services, and public policy. Before joining the Meyer Foundation staff in 1998, she worked for the Enterprise Community Investment, which syndicates Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to finance affordable rental housing throughout the country.
Karen co-chairs the Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative, and the Partnership for Prince George’s County, a funding collaborative that aims to build the nonprofit sector in Prince George’s County and strengthen the ability of nonprofits there to engage in advocacy. She is also a member of the DC Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Local Advisory Committee. She is the treasurer of the Neighborhood Funders Group, the national affinity group of funders who support community-based efforts to improve low-income urban neighborhoods and rural communities.
Karen earned her BA from Tufts University and an MBA from Yale University.