Arianna Calderon is an associate on Arabella’s Philanthropy Management team, where she provides strategic grant-making, due diligence, grants management, and administrative support for family and individual clients. Arianna has worked with foundation and individual clients that support international human rights, educational equity, secondary education, animal welfare, and chronic disease research and treatment. Recently, she worked with family clients to help establish and manage the inaugural year of an endowed philanthropic prize in the medical field. She also helped a foundation client refine and implement a grant-making strategy in educational advocacy and social-emotional learning in postsecondary education.
Prior to joining Arabella, Arianna held multiple roles with Global Brigades, an international nonprofit based in Panama City, Panama. As a program assistant for its Environmental Program, she worked with a local team and student volunteers to promote sustainable agriculture solutions for rural communities. Later, she worked as a program associate on the community development team—the organization’s monitoring and evaluation arm—where she helped implement new monitoring systems and designed and implemented a community feedback survey for the organization’s community partners. Prior to that, she interned at the United States Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam with the US Commercial Service, where she provided economic research and support to the Lead Commercial Counselor.
Arianna holds a BA in economics with minors in global studies and Latin American studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is certified in Foundant Technologies online grants management software.