Our Team

As a service of Candid, GrantCraft is embedded in our Candid Labs team. Here’s a quick look at who is working on GrantCraft:

Janet CamarenaDirector of Transparency Initiatives

Janet Camarena serves as the director of transparency initiatives for Candid, working to champion greater foundation transparency. A key part of her role is to provide leadership for Glasspockets.org, which she helped to found and build in 2010. Glasspockets provides a variety of tools and features designed to encourage philanthropic openness. It has been recognized by the Webby Awards and was also selected as one of the Top 100 websites by PC Magazine. Janet also oversees and authors articles on the Glasspockets’ Transparency Talk blog.

Prior to her current role, Janet served as director of Foundation Center’s regional office in San Francisco for 15 years. She led a team of six professionals in delivering extensive outreach and capacity building services throughout the Western United States, planning and overseeing training for social sector audiences, carrying out donor development and cultivation, and producing live and online programming such as the popular Meet the Grantmakers and Philanthropy Chat podcast series.

Janet was among 48 nonprofit leaders selected for the American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy. She completed her undergraduate work at Mills College and received a master’s degree in library and information science from San Jose State University. She serves on the boards of the Alameda County Library Foundation and Community Initiatives, a fiscal sponsorship provider.

Sarina Dayal, Global Partnerships and Projects Associate, @sarinahenna

Sarina Dayal is the global partnerships and projects associate at Candid. She collaborates with several Knowledge Services teams including GrantCraft to provide administrative, research, and operational support. Sarina has worked with both nonprofit and philanthropic foundation groups as a speaker, panelist, and facilitator at national conferences in the field of youth philanthropy. Prior to joining Candid, Sarina studied Environmental Design and Middle Eastern/South Asian studies at UC Davis. She has worked in both public sector planning and landscape design. Applying her interest in spatial thinking with data, she earned a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from UC San Diego and has used this technology to support policy changes in the City of Anaheim.

GrantCraft also benefits from the skills and insight of Candid staff across the entire organization.

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