Foundation for Tacoma Students
Ben Mitchell is Project Manager at the Foundation for Tacoma Students (FFTS) where he supports the implementation of a recent investment in Tacoma by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining FFTS, Ben spent 4.5 years at Social Venture Partners (SVP) in Seattle where he managed their main grant-making program and supported the work of providing capacity building and technical assistance to SVP’s grantees. Ben moved to the Northwest by way of Washington, DC where he worked in international development and spent a good chunk of time living and working overseas. His work took him to Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines and Moldova. To his great embarrassment, Ben has never been particularly good with any language other than English.