Catherine Collen is the Program and Grants Officer at Metta Fund. She brings over 15 years of programmatic and grants management experience in the philanthropic sector along with a deep commitment to supporting community health and social justice efforts. Prior to Metta Fund, Catherine worked at Tides in a variety of roles over her decade-long tenure, including Senior Philanthropic Advisor where she managed national funder collaboratives and a portfolio of donor advised funds supporting issue areas, including health equity, reproductive justice and civic engagement. Catherine works closely with Metta Fund staff and grantees to ensure alignment with Metta’s goals and objectives. Catherine also oversees Metta’s day-to-day grantmaking operations and manages the technology for Metta’s grantmaking system. She holds a degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.