Janis Bowdler

Managing Director within Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co


Janis Bowdler is a Managing Director within Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co, a global leader in corporate philanthropy with more than $200 million invested in communities annually.

Janis Bowdler joined JPMorgan Chase's Global Philanthropy team in 2013 to lead the firm's philanthropic strategy in three strategic areas: Financial Capability, Small Business, and Community Development.

Under her leadership the firm invests more than $80 million each year to advance strategies that connect distressed communities and underserved individuals and entrepreneurs from around the world with the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary to prosper. In her short time at the firm she has launched several high profile initiatives, including Financial Solutions Lab, PRO Neighborhoods, the National African American Loan Fund, and blight mitigation initiatives in Detroit, MI.

Janis has authored a number of publications on financial opportunity and economic mobility. Recent publications include: All In: Building the Path to Global Prosperity through Financial Capability and Inclusion, Latino Financial Access and Inclusion in California, Affording Citizenship and Securing a Sound Financial Future, and The Foreclosure Generation: The Long-Term Impact of Foreclosures on Latino Children and Families.

Prior to coming to JPMorgan Chase, Janis served as the Director of Economic Policy at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, where she led research, advocacy and policy analysis issues on financial capability and asset-building. She advised the CEO and worked closely with NCLR’s senior leadership to expand the organization’s visibility and impact in the areas of job creation and job quality, retirement security, housing, banking, community development and consumer protection. Janis also served as a project manager at Famicos Foundation, a community development corporation working in the Hough and Glenville neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio.

Janis serves on the board of Raza Development Fund, the nation’s largest Hispanic Community Development Corporation.

Janis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Malone College in Canton, Ohio and a Master of Science degree from Cleveland State University.