The Haymarket Staff

As Executive Director of Haymarket, Karla applies her experience and skills in community organizing, grassroots individual fundraising, and organizational development, to a focus on strengthening and expanding Haymarket's impact to increase organizational visibility and sustainability is a priority. This vision includes deepening and expanding opportunities with allies, partners, and especially Haymarket grantees to create an antiracism movement for social change in communities across the New England region. Karla finds balance between her organizing work and voter mobilization efforts, with the enjoyments of family, art, long walks, good books, capturing family history, and the company of her husband and grandpup.

Karla Nicholson

Executive Director

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Jennifer Dowdell

Development Director

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Jaime Smith 

Grants Director

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Haymarket People’s Fund is an anti-racist and multi-cultural foundation that is committed

to strengthening the movement for social justice in New England. Through grantmaking,

fundraising and capacity building, we support grassroots organizations that address

the root causes of injustice. Haymarket also organizes to increase sustainable

community philanthropy throughout our region.

Haymarket People’s Fund
42 Seaverns Avenue
Boston, MA 02130

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