Carly Benkov is a senior grants manager at the foundation. She supports the global grants management team on training, policies, procedures, and systems. She also works directly with the philanthropy and Good Neighbor Committee teams and grantees.

Before joining Ford, Carly was the program manager of grants systems with Ford’s information technology department for over five years. In this role, she worked with the programs and operations teams to streamline processes and oversaw enhancements to the grants management system. Before that, she was a senior technical project manager for Fluxx, a grants management software, where she led numerous systems implementations and consulted grantmaking organizations to identify opportunities for improvement. She also served as a grants manager at the American Jewish World Service, an international human rights organization based in New York City.

Carly is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a master of public service from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.