Alison Altemus is Grants Manager for Eden Hall Foundation. She works closely with the Program Officer and Executive Director to improve and streamline the grantmaking process. She was responsible for moving the grants application and reporting process online. What’s more, Alison researches and implements best practices and ensures that all grantees are fully supported throughout the grant lifecycle.

Born and raised in the South Hills, Alison moved into the city to attend the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt, she earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library and information science, with a concentration on archives, preservation and records management.

After beginning her career with several local libraries and archives—including the UPMC Mercy Brady Library and the University of Pittsburgh Library System—Alison moved into grants management at the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, where she project managed the grant application and reporting process, worked to streamline and automate internal processes and wrote grants to support projects in the human services sector. Currently, she sits on the board of the Millvale Community Library.

Alison and her husband, Aaron, are residents of the City of Pittsburgh.