Matt Altstiel joined the Metropolitan Planning Council in April 2017 as the development manager, where he oversees the organization’s foundation and corporate giving. Prior to joining MPC, Matt was a senior grant developer for the Chicago Public Schools, helping bring more than $100 million in new funding to public education. Matt has also been an involved member of Chicagoland’s non-profit landscape, having worked for SGA Youth & Family Services, Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action, Inc. and the United Way.
A lifelong Midwesterner, Matt has lived in Chicago for 9 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Global Studies from the University of Minnesota –Twin Cities. He is a member of the Auxiliary Board at One Million Degrees and Vice President of the Chicago Gophers, the local chapter of the Minnesota Alumni Association. In addition to his work for MPC and these organizations, Matt is an avid photographer and involved in Chicago’s Hip Hop community.
Matt lives in the Albany Park community on Chicago’s Northwest side with his wife and dog.
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Areas of expertise
- Strenghtening donor relations
- Expanding corporate partnership opportunities
- Directing the grant application process
- Identifying potential funding sources
B.A. in Spanish and Global Studies, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities