Erin Dolan is Program Manager – Homelessness and Affordable Housing for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. The Foundation is an independent community foundation that has supported Melbourne’s charities and the critical issues facing Melbourne since 1923. The Foundation has worked on addressing homelessness as a priority for over a decade and recognises that the supply of affordable housing is one of the primary causes of homelessness. We do this by providing grants, social impact loans, convening and participating in collaborations and supporting research.
Erin is an experienced grants program manager, with over 15 years’ working in the industry, and brings a unique perspective on how philanthropy can address social challenges. Her role entails developing and managing granting programs using best practice philanthropy. This involves research, stakeholder engagement, evaluation of individual charities as well as the impact of the Foundation’s granting programs.