Program Officer, Civic Engagement & Government, Ford Foundation

Ethan Frey is part of the foundation’s Civic Engagement & Government team. In this role, he works in collaboration with programs across the foundation to develop and implement tailored grantmaking strategies. Ethan joined the foundation in 2013 as a program associate. Previously, he served in Ohio as a regional field director in Columbus for the 2012 presidential campaign and before that as a field organizer in Toledo during the 2008 general election campaign. Ethan also worked to unionize low-wage workers in Miami, Florida, as an organizer for the international trade union Unite Here, which represents food service, hotel, and gaming employees. At Project Renewal, a nonprofit social service provider, he worked to protect public benefits for low-income New Yorkers as a non-attorney civil legal advocate. Ethan is a 2010 graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.