Tyler Nickerson, Amalgamated Bank
Tyler Nickerson is the First Vice President at Amalgamated Bank where he leads the bank’s commercial banking strategy for its foundation and family office clients, along with serving as the Senior Director of Programs at the Amalgamated Charitable Foundation and managing a portfolio of impact loans.
Formerly Tyler served as the director of investments and state strategy at The Solutions Project, a philanthropic and cultural campaigning initiative sparked by Leonard DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and others accelerating the transition towards 100% clean energy for 100% of people. Tyler led the development of Solutions Project’s award-winning grantmaking strategy, which invested nearly $4M nationally and helped break the mold for moving more money to social movements.
Prior to joining The Solutions Project, Tyler served as a program manager at the Dyer-Ives Foundation and as founder & CEO of Motu Communications, which supported clients in public affairs, program design, and evaluation. He has also led a community-based organization responding to the Foreclosure Crisis, successfully advocated for stronger state housing policies, and consulted on more than two-dozen electoral campaigns. Tyler’s work featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, Forbes, Associated Press, NPR, Inside Philanthropy, and more. He is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Tyler holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors from Grand Valley State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University. He serves on the Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Associate Board. In 2017, Tyler and his team were given an Impact Award from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Tyler rejuvenates by reading, playing music, cooking for friends, riding his motorcycle, and traveling. A fun fact: Tyler is also the co-founder of City Built Brewing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.