Jumana Vasi helps nonprofits design and implement programs and strategies to take advantage of, and respond to, current political, social, and economic realities. She has worked on projects for the National Audubon Society, Luminare Group, River Network, and two environmental justice networks (Building Equity and Alignment for Impact and Midwest Environmental Justice Network).
Jumana was a program officer in the C. S. Mott Foundation’s Environment Program. She spent over eight years managing the Great Lakes grantmaking program which focused on the protection of lakes, rivers, and wetlands. In response to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Jumana developed a new grantmaking area to help communities deliver safe, affordable, and efficient water services to all residents. Jumana’s past professional experience also includes working at two community-based organizations in Chicago and assisting on environmental justice projects at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Jumana previously served on the Visiting Committee of the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Water Center, and as a Steering Committee member of the Great Lakes Funder Collaboration. Jumana currently serves on the boards of the Americana Foundation, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and River Network.