ERIN BAIRD, Director of Grants

Erin joined Allegany Franciscan Ministries in 2000. As Director of Grants, Erin is responsible for overseeing grant program development and administration. She also serves as program officer for the Allegany Community Out Reach (ACOR), All Region and St. Clare grant programs. She maintains the web site and grantmaking software, manages survey strategy and supervises two staff members.

Having worked at Allegany for nearly 20 years, Erin has extensive experience in grantmaking. She is an advocate for addressing the root causes of poverty and embraces best practices in grants management.

Erin holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Foreign Service and a master’s degree in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University. Erin also has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa and a Certificate in Franciscan Studies from St. Francis University.

She enjoys volunteering with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, traveling and watching soccer. She lives in Tampa with her husband and two daughters.

Peace begins with a smile. - Mother Teresa