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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