Olivia Funkhouser Reynolds

Olivia Funkhouser Reynolds

Grant Assistant, Open Road Fund

Pronouns: she/her
Started at Nexus: 2023

At Nexus:

I joined Nexus as the Grant Admin Assistant for the Open Road Fund. I support the grant making process that provides funds intended to help the Black communities in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota build generation wealth.


Olivia is delighted to expand her knowledge about grant making and supporting Black communities through exploring alternative and equitable grant models that make a real impact. She has a passion for creative expression through language and painting. She is a painter, writer, storyteller and mother. Her favorite days are spent with a good book or enjoying the outdoors with her rambunctious, inquisitive child. Olivia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Comparative Race Studies from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.