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Van Adams

Grants Manager


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Todd Spoth

Van helps to develop grants management tools, technology systems and trainings and refine processes across the organization and across various grant-making entities. In particular, he oversees critical centralized functions such as sending and uploading our grant agreements and contracts, data integrity and managing our data accuracy in Salesforce. Van also supports our initiatives on report review and various other grants management functions.

Before joining Arnold Ventures, he was a grant associate at Houston Endowment and prior to that, an elementary school teacher in Houston. At Houston Endowment, Van helped grantees through the grant application, funding and reporting processes as well as on their grants system and board meeting preparations.

Van graduated from Lander University with a Bachelor of Science in sociology.

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Todd Spoth
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Arnold Ventures funds projects to understand problems and identify policy solutions.