Prentice Zinn, Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation, A.C. Ratshesky Foundation (GMA Foundations)

TITLE:  Administrator, Director

FOCUS AREAS: Social justice, civic engagement, advocacy, community organizing, early education, employment

CONTACT: 617-391-3091; pzinn@gmafoundations.com; Skype: prentice.zinn

PROFILE: Prentice Zinn works for GMA Foundation, and serves as the administrator for the Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation, the A.C. Ratshesky Foundation, and others. Zinn’s GMA Foundation profile shares:

Prentice joined GMA in 1999 and became a director in 2007. He serves as an administrator for the Conservation, Food & Health Foundation, the Dolphin Trust, the Sociological Initiatives Foundation, the A.C. Ratshesky Foundation, the Miller Foundation and the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust.

The scope of his assignments includes start-up work with new donors, helping foundations rethink their mission and focus, and identifying high impact funding opportunities in the fields of the environment, public health, and human services.

Prior to joining GMA, he was a program associate of the Boston Foundation. He was responsible for managing funds and initiatives addressing adolescent health promotion, land and wildlife preservation, and offering management assistance to small nonprofit organizations.

A Latin American studies graduate of the University of Michigan, Prentice also has masters degrees from the University of Michigan School of Social Work and the Boston University School of Public Health.

When not training for fall and spring marathons, Prentice maintains an overzealous and injury promoting schedule of road and trail running events in New England.

Zinn’s profile on the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers shares the following information:

Prentice Zinn is a principal at GMA Foundations. The scope of his practice includes start-up work with new donors, helping foundations rethink their mission and focus, and identifying high impact funding opportunities in the fields of the environment, public health, and human services.

GMA Foundations works with foundations and individual donors to establish and achieve their philanthropic goals. We provide a full range of services, from strategic consulting and impact analysis to grantmaking, administration, bookkeeping and organizational support. Established in 1982, the firm draws on the knowledge and confidence we have gained from decades in the field to propel our clients on their own journeys to positive impact and meaningful change.

Learn more about Zinn’s approach to philanthropy by reading his article, “A Little Housekeeping May Boost Your Impact in 2014.”