In the news: Tyra Sidberry
Doris Buffett’s Boston-based Letters Foundation today announced that Tyra Sidberry has been named Director of Letters and Grants. Sidberry, a Dorchester resident, brings nearly 30 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy world to the foundation and in her new role will be responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s grant-making portfolio. For the past two years, Sidberry has been serving as a volunteer with the Letters Foundation after she retired from a career in philanthropy.
“We are honored to have Tyra as a leading member of our team. She has an impressive career in philanthropy and the work she has done to make philanthropy more equitable and inclusive in Boston is unparalleled. She has been a passionate volunteer for the Letters Foundation since we opened our doors in the fall of 2016, playing an important part in helping us to grant over $4.5 million to those in need,” said Amy Kingman, executive director of the Letters Foundation.
Sidberry has worked and consulted in the field of philanthropy since 1993. The Inclusion Initiative, a grant program she managed for 18 years, supported nonprofit organizations in their efforts to become more reflective of the communities they serve through constituent representation on boards of directors and in staff management positions. Additionally, she has consulted with family foundations in the areas of early care and education and integrative cancer therapy. She serves as an advisor to Fund for the Arts, a public art fund at NE Foundation for the Arts and as a trustee for Clipper Ship Foundation.