Julie Shanahan


Julie Shanahan is grants manager for The Chicago Community Trust. She brings nearly 10 years of nonprofit and grant making experience to her role managing the grant making processes for the Trust’s Community Impact programs.

Before joining the Trust, Shanahan held the role of associate program officer and grants manager at the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation in New York, where she managed grants administration and advised the family’s next generation on their grant making strategy. Prior to her career in philanthropy, Shanahan worked in fundraising, grant writing and special event production for The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and The Grand Opera House in Wilmington.

Shanahan is a member of the steering committee of the Chicago chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and was selected as a member of the 2018 cohort of Philanthropy New York’s Young Leaders professional development program. She holds a B.A. in English from The George Washington University and a M.A. in American Studies from the University of Iowa.