Nick Cain

NLC Portland '19 Alumnus
Founder, Frontline Foods PDX
Senior Manager,

Respond, Rebuild, Rebound: Communities in a COVID Era

Nick founded Frontline Foods PDX to provide relief to restaurants struggling due to the COVID-19 economic shutdown. Run by a team of local volunteers, Frontline Foods PDX has raised more than $170,000 for Portland restaurants, who use the donations to deliver meals to local hospitals and food insecure families.

Nick is a 2019 Fellow and current board member of NLC Portland.

Professionally, Nick currently leads sustainability and climate change grantmaking for Google’s philanthropic arm, Previously, he led a team responsible for’s employee volunteering and pro bono programs, and co-developed’s two-year, $50M commitment to support tech-based solutions to close gaps in global education. Nick has developed and managed over $40M in grants to nonprofits using technology and innovation to address global challenges.

Nick earned a bachelor's in American Studies from Columbia University and an MBA with honors from the Berkeley-Haas School of Business, where he was Co-Chair of the Global Social Venture Competition.

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