Jess Dykstra

Director of Institutional Partnerships
Jess started with GRID on the roof as a volunteer, and has been a member of the Headquarters Development team since 2015. In her current role as Director of Institutional Partnerships, Jess leads proposal writing and grants management for GRID's major foundation, corporate and government philanthropic partnerships. Prior to GRID, she worked in philanthropy as well as a wide range of roles in the nonprofit sector, primarily in the arts and environmental education. Jess holds a Master's degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Social & Environmental Responsibility, from the Lokey Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College. Jess makes the most of her spare time as a performing arts student, audience member and board member, and by getting outside for hiking, camping and backpacking adventures.