Amber Erickson


Amber Erickson


Grants Director

How Kennari values guide my work: I’m motivated by assisting clients with strategic thinking and results-oriented practices, with the goal of strengthening organizational fundraising strategies so that they can more effectively fulfill their missions and create lasting impacts for the community. 

Amber joined the Kennari team in 2018. In her role as grants director, Amber oversees the grants team and implements processes to support Kennari’s growing grants department. Amber also works with clients to develop successful strategies for securing grant funding. Her expertise in program evaluation helps her position her clients for long-term sustainability. Amber is passionate about supporting nonprofit organizations in their work to build healthy, thriving communities and enjoys engaging and collaborating with a variety of the region’s nonprofits.

Amber graduated from University of Michigan with a Master’s in Social Work. She has spent over 10 years in the nonprofit sector with experience in program development, evaluation, grant writing, and providing training and technical assistance for grant seekers and grant makers. Amber is a mom of twin boys and enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about social justice causes and community equity initiatives.