Jessie Krafft is the Vice President of Donor Advised & Grant Services at Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America), where she has worked for 6+ years. In her current role, Jessie manages a grants team of 20 individuals who are responsible for charity vetting, grantmaking, oversight of IRS regulatory compliance and foreign nonprofit laws, as well as the day-to-day support of thousands of donor clients and international charities. Under her direction, the team works diligently to remain at the forefront on all IRS laws, local foreign country regulations as well as all compliance-related issues in relation to international grantmaking.
Jessie holds an M.A. in International Development from American University, and graduated summa cum laude from the honors college at Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. in Spanish, B.S. in Anthropology, and a minor in Latin American Studies. She holds a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University and is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Tax and Estate Professionals (STEP). Jessie is fluent in Spanish and holds a Spanish Certificate of Translation and Interpretation from her alma mater. Prior to joining the CAF America staff, she worked for 18 months as a volunteer visitor coordinator, tutor, and child caretaker at an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.