Sarah Gunther

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships
Ithaca, New York

Sarah Gunther
Sarah Gunther is the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at the Astraea Foundation, where she works to influence philanthropy to better resource LGBTQI rights and racial, economic and gender justice movements, and builds institutional partnerships with foundations and governments. Before taking up this role, Sarah led grantmaking, capacity building and philanthropy advocacy as Astraea's Director of Programs, including granting $3.5 million annually to grassroots LGBTQI groups in over 60 countries and launching the Intersex Human Rights Fund. Prior to joining Astraea, Sarah led the Africa grantmaking program at American Jewish World Service, where she also played a key role in developing AJWS’s global strategies for LGBTQI rights, trans justice, and sex worker rights. A queer feminist with a decade of experience in social justice grantmaking, Sarah is passionate about getting resources in the hands of frontline LGBTQI activists and transforming philanthropy to align with their visions. She holds a B.A. in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies and African American studies from Wesleyan University and a M.A. in human rights studies from Columbia University.

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