Foundation Relations Manager
Santana (at) jwj.org
Santana (they/them/theirs) is the Foundation Relations Manager for Jobs With Justice. In this role, Santana is responsible for developing strategies for and coordinating key relationships with foundations interested in underwriting the work of the organization. As a Black Latinx queer person of color, Santana has a personally invested passion for elevating the voices of the disenfranchised, particularly those living at the intersections of society.
With a strong history in fundraising and foundation relations, Santana is passionate about using their skills as a philanthropic agent to push funders to directly support communities who are marginalized and underserved. Prior to working at Jobs With Justice, Santana worked as Grants Management Specialist at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of Latinas/xs at the intersections of reproductive, immigrant, and economic justice. Prior to working at the Latina Institute, Santana worked at the Trust for the National Mall and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Outside of his professional life, Santana finds joy as an artist/artivist, musician, skateboarder, and being a loving dog parent to Ponyo!