Alexandra Ganim

Sep 01, 2022

Alexandra (Alli) Ganim joined Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in 2022 as a Program Associate. In this role, Alli is responsible for providing programmatic and administrative support to the Education, Workforce, Housing, Income, and Asset-Building teams.

Prior to working at the Foundation, Alli worked for Bridgeport Hospital – Yale New Haven Health where she was a Clinical Social Worker in the Primary Care Clinic. She fostered key collaboration, communication, and outreach as a member of the medical team to provide patient-centered, trauma-informed, high-quality, comprehensive care. Alli assisted in co-authoring a grant renewal that secured $10,000 in funding for FY 2022-2023. These dollars were utilized to purchase and provide necessary baby items and supplies to low-income clinic patients and families.

Alli’s community work experience began at County Council for Young Children in New Jersey as an intern, where she partnered with municipalities, anchor institutions, and NGOs to begin and sustain grassroots initiatives. Her next roles included internships at other local New Jersey non-profits such as the Housing & Community Development Network of NJ and the Affordable Housing Alliance. At AHA, she took on a new endeavor as a grant writer, where she solidified over $30,000 in funding as well as established an inter-agency resource database that encompassed 9 counties in total. Locally, Alli served as a Case Manager in Permanent Supportive Housing at Alpha Community Services YMCA in Bridgeport. She provided crucial services to clients with chronic experiences of homelessness paired with co-occurring diagnoses of substance use and mental health disorders. She still maintains her network of connections and volunteers at the Annual Walk to End Homelessness.

Alli received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work with a concentration in Global Community Practice from Monmouth University.