Matt Gross is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of  Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.

Matt Gross

Director of Organizing

Matt is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.

Previously he built and led broad-based community organizations in Chicago and Dane County, Wisconsin. He has worked extensively with religious congregations, unions, and non-profit organizations to build their leadership capacity and to shape successful campaigns on affordable housing, hate crimes, and healthcare. He has over 20 years of experience in neighborhood development, public policy, teaching, and community organizing.

Matt was trained with, mentored by and worked for the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF). The IAF is the nation’s oldest and largest network of broad-based community organizations.

He holds a BA in political science from North Central College in Naperville, IL. In 2015 he was honored to be one of two inaugural inductees into their Social Justice Hall of Fame. 

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  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

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