Matt Gross is director of Organizing and Faith Engagement at Bread for the World. He is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across Bread’s 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.
Gross has over 20 years of experience in neighborhood development, public policy, teaching, and community organizing. He was trained, mentored, 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 Bachelor of Arts in political science from North Central College in Naperville, IL. In 2015, he was honored to be one of two inaugural inductees in the college’s Social Justice Hall of Fame.