Caroline Altman Smith, M.A.
Program: The Grantmaking School
Caroline Altman Smith, The Kresge Foundation's program officer for Education since 2008, makes grants to higher education institutions and national nonprofit organizations that are working to improve access and success for underserved students in undergraduate education. In her role, she proactively seeks out innovative ideas and programs that are succeeding in increasing postsecondary degree completion, and works with grantseekers throughout the proposal process. Caroline also helps manage the Education team's existing grant portfolio, and works to connect her grantees to research, best practices, and other resources in the field. In addition, she oversees most of Kresge's grants to the Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count initiative and chairs a grantmaking committee dedicated to nonprofit infrastructure.