Senior Program Officer, U.S. Grantmaking
Kristen Scheyder oversees the Citi Foundation investments within the Financial Inclusion and Urban Transformation portfolios. She collaborates with national organizations to develop innovative programs that expand the Citi Foundation’s partnerships and initiatives with U.S. municipal and community development organizations, to innovate, attain scale and achieve financial sustainability.
Kristen has been a community development practitioner for 20+ years, with experience in the banking, government and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining Citi in 2012, she was Deputy Director for the Northeast Region of NeighborWorks America, where she oversaw the provision of financial and technical resources to 80 NeighborWorks organizations across 11 states. Prior to that, she was Vice President for Community Development at HSBC Bank, where she co-managed a $225MM portfolio of CRA-qualified loans and investments to Community Development Financial Institutions and affordable housing initiatives. She also worked at Seedco, where she lead the strategic planning and implementation process for the Lower Manhattan Small Business Recovery Initiative that assisted more than 500 businesses affected by the events of 9/11.
She earned a Masters in Government Administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College.