Staff & Board

Muz Afzal
Grants Database Manager

Muz began his path as a child of Pakistani-Immigrant parents and farm workers in California. He has been conducting community outreach since he was a child by working at various farmers’ markets throughout Northern California. He developed a passion for civic engagement and community service while studying at the UC Irvine School of Humanities. He has spent a year campaigning and working with elected officials for the City of Sacramento. Muz also has worked with Transition Projects by helping unhoused community members transition from living on the streets to safe and stable housing. Most recently, he has worked as a Project Manager and community capacity builder at SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, managing multiple programs like community grants and fiscal sponsorship.
Muz is super passionate about addressing barriers to racial and cultural inclusiveness. He has first-hand experience with the struggles that BIPOC communities face in the US daily.
Outside of work, Muz enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening, and trying (but failing according to him) at DIY projects. You can usually spot him exploring Portland’s thriving food culture at one of the various food carts in town.