Caterina Gironda

Cat Gironda (She/Her) joined FCAA’s small but mighty team in 2016 and now manages FCAA’s annual resource tracking project, collecting, coding and analyzing data to track the landscape of philanthropic support to address HIV/AIDS. During Cat’s tenure with FCAA she has helped to grow their research department and modernize their data collection, security, and analysis capabilities. In 2021, Cat led the team’s efforts to develop its first-ever members-only feature, a Membership & Grants Directory that will provide a tool for FCAA membership that helps to inform, connect, and support them in their grantmaking efforts. In addition, Cat works to integrate FCAA’s research into all programmatic facets and make its data useful and accessible to members and other stakeholders. In a previous life, Cat worked in higher education at North Carolina State University in the Gender & Sexuality studies field. Her prior work at nonprofits and philanthropy includes brief stretches at Girl Rising and the Third Wave Fund, as well as early work in HIV/STI prevention education. Cat received her master’s degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center.