Anjana Pandey

Vice President, Strategy and Operations

A recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest after 12 years in New York, Anjana joins Philanthropy Northwest as our Vice President of Strategy and Operations. She is passionate about social innovations and has focused much of her career on creating and funding programs with measurable societal impact.

She previously worked at the Center for Health Care Strategies, where she led a statewide collaborative of Medicaid policymakers, health practitioners and social service agencies to uncover implementation challenges and opportunities for Medicaid Health Homes. Her interest in healthcare stems from her work with the Robin Hood Foundation, New York City’s largest anti-poverty nonprofit, overseeing a $10 million portfolio that increased access to healthcare for low-income New Yorkers.

Anjana holds an MBA from Yale University’s School of Management in entrepreneurial management and healthcare leadership and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. On weekends, she enjoys exploring Seattle’s many playgrounds with her children.

Anjana Pandey's blog posts

February 26, 2018

From cultural giving traditions to tech boom wealth creation, Pacific Northwest philanthropy has forged a reputation for blending collaboration and innovation. A new case study on the Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project (CFFP) identifies the regional food economy as an untapped area for co-investment in Oregon and Washington, then outlines a combination of grantmaking and investment strategies for transformational impact. more »

November 21, 2016

Philanthropy Northwest's members and foundations across the country make significant investments in communities across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. In partnership with Foundation Center, we are thrilled to unveil Snapshot of Foundation Giving to the Northwest, a profile of grantmaking data from more than 500 U.S. foundations to communities across Philanthropy Northwest’s six-state region. more »

May 2, 2016

As Philanthropy Northwest celebrates our 40th anniversary in 2016, we're excited to be working with more than 180 foundations, funds and corporate giving programs committed to Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Through shared experiences, learning and action across sectors, we help each other become more skillful in our work, advance our missions and build vibrant, equitable and inclusive communities. Strengthening existing connections among our people, places and missions — and forging new opportunities every day — makes us stronger partners regionally and nationally. We are thankful for the support and partnership of our longtime members, along with eight organizations joining us this year from four states. more »