Avni Kacker (she/her/hers) is the Grants Management Officer at Global Fund for Women.
Avni is deeply committed to moving money, resources, and power into the hands of people directly impacted by white supremacy, capitalism, incarceration, and gender-based violence. She looks to movements built around mutual aid and abolition to inform her approach to community building both in and outside of her professional work.
Prior to joining GFW, Avni served as Case Operations Manager for the New England Innocence Project, where she directly oversaw the intake review process for hundreds of applications from wrongfully convicted individuals. She managed all case data operations; coordinated NEIP's largest pro-bono relationship; and compiled robust case files through persistent outreach and thorough analysis. Avni's additional experience includes program facilitation, operations, and direct-service work at youth-focused nonprofits; administration of a participatory grantmaking program at a community foundation; and working with the State of Massachusetts to provide resource coordination to families during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Avni holds a B.A. in Sociology, with double concentrations in public policy analysis and the criminal legal system. Based in Boston, she enjoys connecting with other BIPOC organizers – particularly through D.I.Y. music & art spaces – where her love of playing and listening to music intersects with community & solidarity. She also loves spending time with her partner and friends, working on her photography skills, and exploring public spaces in the city.