Mac Howison has been with Sprout since 2004 and serves as its full-time Program Officer for Catalytic Funding. Mac works collaboratively with other program staff to lead the grantmaking efforts of Spark and Hive through catalytic grants, awards, RFPs, sponsorship, and other funding mechanisms. In addition to providing effective management of Spark’s portfolio of projects, Mac’s door is always open to prospective applicants for draft reviews and ongoing consultation.
Working in conjunction with Sprout’s Program Officer team, Mac helps develop content for workshops and professional development opportunities that are most valuable to the network. With deep understanding of the needs of the projects in Sprout’s portfolio, Mac makes connections between innovators and investors to leverage their impact.