Grants Associate, InFaith Community Foundation
Kaitlin Ostlie started her career in philanthropy working for the Minnesota Council on Foundations in 2011. In late 2014, she joined InFaith Community Foundation team as their grants associate, where she is responsible for supporting all grantmaking activities across the foundation, including due diligence and compliance for grants from donor-advised funds and community foundation initiatives.
Kaitlin has successfully made the case for pay equity for herself and others, increasing associate level pay at her organization by 40% over 5 years. She is the James L. Oberstar Fellow in Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School working towards her Master’s in Public Affairs. She received a B.A. in East Asian Studies and Anthropology from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and is an active member of the PEAK Grantmaking Minnesota Steering Committee.
According to the 2018 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation report, white women earned 77% of what white men earned. This gap is even more pronounced for women of color. Compared to the earnings of white men in the nonprofit workforce, in 2017 Black and African-American women made 61% of men’s earnings and Hispanic women made just 53%. […]