Adam Cimino was appointed grants associate in 2014, having previously served the Foundation as grants assistant since 2013. Prior to joining Irvine, Adam was the chapter funding and compliance coordinator at the Sierra Club. In this role he reviewed materials for IRS compliance while providing chapter and group staff and volunteers assistance in managing 501(c)(3)-advised funds held at the Sierra Club Foundation. Previously Adam has worked in an administrative capacity with WNYC Public Radio, KQED-FM, and the Environmental Defense Fund. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Sonoma State University, a master’s degree in public administration from San Francisco State University, and is a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.