Senior Director of Programs and Grants Administration
Lindsey Linzer uses her expertise in complex grants and program administration to connect community needs to financial resources. Lindsey serves as the Senior Director of Programs and Grants Administration at The Miami Foundation and in this role, she partners with private and family foundations, nonprofit organizations, and community members to advance social change. Lindsey helps donors turn their philanthropic visions into reality by designing and implementing innovative donor collaboratives and grantmaking initiatives.
At The Miami Foundation, Lindsey oversees a diverse portfolio of collective impact initiatives and leads a four-person grants administration team in managing a $90+ million portfolio of charitable funds. She has created and scaled multi-million dollar local and national grant programs in the areas of disaster and community recovery, nonprofit news, artificial intelligence, and arts education and access. Most recently, Lindsey was the force behind Miami-Dade Counts 2020, a collaborative grantmaking and outreach campaign to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.
Lindsey brings over a decade of experience in nonprofit and foundation management with a deep expertise in program design, donor collaboratives, fiscal sponsorship, and grants management. Prior to joining The Miami Foundation in 2017, Lindsey worked as the grants administration officer at Knight Foundation, where she managed the organization’s grants processes, as well as special projects. She has also served as program manager at the Community Foundation of Broward, overseeing leadership development and capacity building programs.
Originally from South Florida, Lindsey received her bachelor’s degree in business from Emory University and her MBA from Columbia Business School. Lindsey is a recent graduate of the Council on Foundation’s Career Pathways leadership development program, a year-long program focused on advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy.
When she is not working to build a better Miami, Lindsey is spending time playing games with her two young boys and enjoying the best new restaurants with her husband Ross.