Manager, Grants Management
Christopher Percopo serves as Manager for the Grants Management department at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. In this role Chris is responsible for the overall management of the organization’s grantmaking portfolio, compliance on awards, the development of necessary policies and procedures, the creation and management of its online grant application process, and the installation and maintenance of the grants database. In addition to his duties related to the Trust’s grantmaking, he manages the department’s operating budget and works extensively in reporting across the organization, including finance, investments and programs, as well as to the Trustees.
Prior to joining the Trust, Chris worked as a fundraiser at various nonprofits and held positions representing all areas of fundraising. A lifelong believer and practitioner in the nonprofit field, Chris is passionate about measuring the impact that social service agencies have on the social inequities they are designed to combat. This has led Chris to work extensively on outcomes measurement and logic models that help organizations better define their key performance indicators (KPIs), as well as their desired short- and long-term outcomes.
Chris graduated from the George Washington University with a B.A. in Human Services (Nonprofit Management) and has a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College in New York City. In addition to volunteering, he serves on two nonprofit boards, including the Grants Managers Network. Outside of work, Chris enjoys skiing, traveling and cooking.