Sarah Grainger

Manager, Community Impact

As a Community Impact Manager, Sarah is responsible for supporting the implementation of The Foundation’s Strategic Initiatives, with a primary focus on efforts that promote equity in aging and livable communities for San Diegans of all ages. She manages the grantmaking process for the Age-Friendly Communities program. She also managed the application and distribution process for the CARES Act Childcare Provider grant program for The Foundation.

Sarah has worked in nonprofit management for nearly 10 years. Prior to joining The Foundation, she was the Associate Director at the University of Guam Endowment Foundation, where she led the organization through a strategic planning and capacity-building initiative and managed the endowed scholarship program. Sarah also has conducted program evaluation research for an international microfinance non-governmental organization, or NGO. She started in her career in fundraising, for WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio. She is CAPM certified (Certified Associate in Project Management) through PMI (Project Management Institute).

Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University, as well as her Master of Public Administration degree from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

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