Desmond Johnnie


Grants and Fiscal Sponsor Manager

Louisiana native Desmond Johnnie brings more than 5 years of experience to his role in the Grant Management and the Fiscal Sponsorship Program. Desmond has a background in working with philanthropic organizations, as well as in event management with culturally diverse groups.

His responsibilities include the tracking and reporting of incoming and outgoing grants, working with our CFO to generate and manage fiscal sponsor receivables and payables, and fiscal sponsor program relationship management.

Desmond previously served as a Program Manager and Art Director in the art industries of Miami, Florida and New Orleans, Louisiana, where he coordinated special projects and events. He has experience in business development, product design, purchasing, sales, infrastructure management, and working with international clients.

He has a vast knowledge in technology as well, which includes graphic design, digital marketing, video production and database management. Desmond is certified in Adobe Creative Suite, Google SketchUp, and has WordPress expertise.

Desmond received his degree in Art Education from Florida State University. He is passionate about social political activism, mentoring youth, supporting our homeless communities, autism awareness, and mental health awareness; Desmond received various awards for his work in these fields during his time in Florida.

Contact Desmond at [email protected]