Ken Grossinger is a principal in Democracy Partners (DP), a strategic consulting firm where he directs the Impact Philanthropy and Donor advising division. Ken works with institutional and individual donors and advocate organizations to maximize the strategic use of their resources to advance policy and program priorities.
In addition to serving as a principal in DP, Ken is co-founder and Chair of the CrossCurrents Foundation and its sister affiliate in London, CrossCurrents-UK. The funding portfolios of both foundations focus on civic engagement, a range of environmental concerns, human rights and the arts.
Prior to entering the world of philanthropy, for two decades Grossinger was one of the labor movement’s leading strategists. He represented public and private sector workers at Service Employees International Union for ten years, and for the next decade he directed legislative field operations for the AFL-CIO. Formerly a community organizer, Grossinger co-launched the Human SERVE Fund, a national advocate organization that initiated and led the successful fight for passage of the National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as Motor Voter.
Grossinger holds a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work and writes periodically about strategies to advance social justice.
Grossinger is active on several governing boards including the Alliance for Justice (Chair), Washington DC Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (formerly Vice-Chair), the Environmental Grantmakers Association, and the Grantmakers in the Arts.