Associate Director of Philanthropy
Mitchell Bloom is Senior Philanthropy Officer at Benefits Data Trust. In this role, Mitchell cultivates philanthropic investment in BDT's mission to transform the social safety net and ensure that people receive dignified, efficient access to public benefits.
Mitchell joined BDT in 2019 after nearly a decade in Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector, where he worked in a variety of capacities from grant writing for the Grammy Award-winning new music choir The Crossing to teaching playwriting in the School District of Philadelphia. Mitchell’s work as a podcast producer has been recognized with numerous awards, including Comcast NBCUniversal’s Project Innovation Award, the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia’s PNC Arts Alive Award for Innovation, and Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly.”
Originally from a Christmas tree farm in Western Pennsylvania, Mitchell is a first-generation college student who moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University, where he earned a BA in English. He also holds an MA Theater from Villanova University, where he studied acting and, if you can believe it, clowning. Mitchell resides in South Philadelphia with two dogs and his husband.