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Tyler McCafferty

Tyler McCafferty

Associate Director & Senior Grant Writer
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Tyler is a passionate advocate for the non-profit sector with a background in environmental advocacy and youth development.

She earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a BA in Environmental Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County before accepting a Fulbright Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to teach English in Malaysia. She was first exposed to fundraising through canvassing work with Clean Water Action and report writing at the Chesapeake Stormwater Network.

>Since joining the Elevate team, Tyler has worked with nearly 20 nonprofits focusing on issues from environmental justice and race equity to hunger relief and youth development. She has experience working with nonprofits ranging in budget size from $400,000 to over $20M and has been successful identifying and supporting cultivation efforts for prospective national, regional, and local funders. Tyler particularly enjoys serving as a thought partner for her clients and developing new grant language that both captures recent program developments and demonstrates alignment with specific funders’ priorities.

Tyler regularly volunteers as an Emerging Readers Tutor with Reading Partners and as a Case Manager with Baltimore Abortion Fund. When Tyler is not in the office, she can be found testing new recipes, attending concerts, or muddying her shoes on a new hiking trail.

What is your hidden talent?

I'm oddly skilled at rearranging items so they fit neatly in a confined space. I'm always the one who's recruited to pack the car for a road trip!

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

I take it personally when people don't use the Oxford Comma.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

My ideal Sunday afternoon includes fitting in a hike with friends before watching a Ravens game with a big bowl of buffalo chicken dip in my lap.

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