Meriko is Manager of Partnerships and Special Projects in the Grants & Community Initiatives department at Vancouver Foundation. She has been there since March, 2008 and her portfolio includes the Vital Signs report, the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program, theDowntown Eastside Small Arts Grants Project and Arts and Culture granting. Before coming to Vancouver Foundation, Meriko has worked abroad as a Special Needs Program Coordinator and Art and Music Instructor in a Nahuatl village in Mexico, as well as the International Internship Coordinator for CIDA at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC. Meriko is passionate about community development and is currently working on a project to make music lessons accessible for kids: Give Music.
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