Since 2008, Taryn has served as the executive director of Unbound Philanthropy. She is also a member of the advisory committee for the International Migration Initiative at the Open Society Foundations, and a member of the advisory board for the Receiving Communities Initiative created by Welcoming America. From 1997 to 2008, Taryn worked at the Ford Foundation where she managed the migrant and refugee rights portfolio and served as deputy director of the human rights unit. From 1999 to 2008, Taryn served as a board member of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, where she was co-chair from 1999-2005. In 2009, Taryn, together with her colleague Geraldine Mannion of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, received the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking for founding the Four Freedoms Fund, a funder collaborative. In 2008, Taryn and Geri also received the 40th Anniversary Community Change Championship Award from the Center for Community Change.