Sara Santos Senior Program Officer

Sara Santos is a senior program officer with the Gill Foundation, responsible for grant-making strategy in Arizona and leading the foundation’s state agency, litigation, civil rights, and disrupting discrimination efforts.

Sara graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in International Studies. While at JHU, she was a research assistant for a book on foundations and grant metrics, sparking her desire to work with nonprofits. She recently earned her master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado.

Shortly after graduating, Sara joined the Gill Foundation as an associate. In this role, she was responsible for the research efforts of the programs department. As a program officer, Sara has also worked on the faith, business, and allies portfolios.

Originally from southern Brazil, Sara moved to New Jersey with her family when she was ten years old. She lives in Denver with her husband, his dog, her cat, and their two children.