Leadership and Staff

Tasha Tucker Associate Program Executive

Tasha Tucker is an Associate Program Executive for The Atlantic Philanthropies. She is based in the New York office.

Ms. Tucker manages the foundation’s U.S.-based children and youth grants, which include efforts to reform zero-tolerance school discipline policies, advocate for the expansion of community schools and increase children’s access to health insurance. She also supports Atlantic’s efforts to promote racial equity in the United States through its Global Opportunity & Leverage Fund.

Prior to joining Atlantic, Ms. Tucker worked as Grants Manager at BRIC (Brooklyn Information & Culture), a leading presenter of free cultural programming in New York City’s most populous borough. She began her career in philanthropy at the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, and as a Program Officer she directed grantmaking activities for eight programs that provided funding for nonprofit and grassroots organizations, individual artists and students.

Ms. Tucker completed the Emerging Leaders International Fellows program at the Center on Philanthropy in Civil Society at the CUNY (City University of New York) Graduate Center. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston and a B.A. in Business Administration from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She currently serves on the advisory committee for the New York City Women’s Salon and volunteers as a Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New York City.


Recent Writing

> After Spring Valley: Making Schools Safe and Supportive

> Making the Match: How Do We Use Matching Contingencies Effectively? GrantCraft, 15 October 2015