Carmelita Mitchell

Placed Leader

Carmelita Mitchell

Director of Grants

June 24, 2020

Koya’s partnership with Tides resulted in the placement of Carmelita Mitchell as Director of Grants. Tides envisions a world of shared prosperity and social justice founded on equality and human rights, a sustainable environment, healthy individuals and communities, and quality education.

In this role, Mitchell leads grantmaking strategy, process development, and compliance. She also advises on philanthropic best practices.

Mitchell has over 20 years working in the non-profit sector. Before joining Tides, She served as the Sr. Director of Grants for Energy Foundation where she re-designed and integrated their grantmaking process. Mitchell worked closely with strategic partnerships, program staff, consultants, and grantees to incorporate best practices, improve communication, and increase quality.

Prior to Energy Foundation, Mitchell worked as Director of Grants Management at Humanity United where she managed due diligence, compliance, and reporting efforts – aligning those practices with mission and strategy.

A former opera singer, Carmelita studied vocal performance at the Manhattan School of Music and the Accademia d’Arte Lirica in Osimo, Italy.