Fatima Peterson is the Director of Institutional Philanthropy at Prosperity Now. In this role, she supports a team and works with organizational leaders to build and steward partnerships with foundation and corporate donors to advance Prosperity Now’s mission.
She was previously the Senior Foundation and Corporate Development Officer for The Global Fund for Children, an international grantmaker, where she worked closely with the organization’s development and program teams to build and maintain strong relationships with corporate and foundation donors. Before joining GFC, she was the grant writer for Refugees International, an international nonprofit advocacy group, where she was responsible for securing nearly 50% of the organization’s annual operating budget. Mrs. Peterson previously served as the operations and planning manager for the Native American Youth and Family Center, a nonprofit serving the urban Native community in Portland, Oregon. She worked in the organization’s asset-building and poverty-reduction department, supporting program planning efforts and helping to raise millions in government and foundation funding.
As an undergraduate, Mrs. Peterson studied human rights and women’s rights issues in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, focusing on the impacts of domestic violence, race, and socioeconomic factors on the lives of people living in border towns. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Goucher College.