Executive Director of Programs & Operations
Alyssa Santino is originally from Colorado but college brought her to Los Angeles where she graduated from Loyola Marymount University. Prior to her work at the Foundation, Alyssa constructed educational curriculum that connected movement to core subjects and wrote grant applications for an arts nonprofit to bring dance programs into schools. She has worked at the Foundation for the last 15 years where she began as a Grants Administrator and most recently held the role of Program Director. Alyssa is responsible for the daily operation of all programs, executing quality grantmaking procedures, acting as the primary resource for grantseekers and providing due diligence on grant applicants and areas of funding priority. She looks forward to continuing to work with the Board to set and manage strategic grantmaking efforts and vision going forward.