Daryl K. Houston, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin County

TITLE: Community Investment Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, arts and culture, environment, education

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PROFILE:  Daryl K. Houston is a community investment officer for the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin County. He is based in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is a point of contact for grantseekers. Houston previously worked in various roles for United Way of Palm Beach County. He has been with the funder since September 2008 and shares the following information about his current position:

• Manage diverse portfolio of grantees covering two-county area, totaling more than 4.2 million dollars in grant awarded
• Developed grant making budget to ensure adherence to donors philanthropic intent
• Designed, implemented, and provided oversight of Foundation’s various grant programs
• Managed Foundation’s environmental sustainability operations, resulting in the first nonprofit to receive green certification from GreenNonprofits
• Managed and provided onsite training to nonprofit community seeking to increase knowledge of Community Foundation’s Resource Library and Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network
• Prepare and present written and oral analyses of grant requests for foundation staff, board, donors, and or committee members
• Created Foundation’s first fund matrix to assist with leveraging support from donors
• Served as the Foundation’s primary contact for nonprofit seeking grants opportunities
• Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Foundation’s grant guidelines
• Work directly with grant seekers to provide clarification of Foundation’s priorities, direction regarding application procedures, and feedback on proposals
• Worked in concert with donors to help direct their personal philanthropy