Desiree Salazar


As the grants manager, Desiree Salazar facilitates the foundation’s grant-making operations through all stages of the process and with staff across all levels of the organization. In this role, she serves as the project manager who leads the strategic design and use of data systems to drive docket timelines, manage and reconcile budgets, and ensure adherence to laws governing private foundations.

Desiree has spent her entire career working in the non-profit sector, with her last ten years at community health centers. In her last role as grant operations director at Pueblo Community Health Center, she directed the grants management process, including submission of federal grants, tracking, reporting, and compliance. Desiree graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and holds a master’s degree in non-profit management from Regis University.

A Colorado native, Desiree spends as much time as possible at Coors Field cheering on the Rockies. Her love for travel and baseball has driven her goal of visiting all MLB stadiums. She spends as much time as possible with family, friends, and her pup, Lucy.