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Andrea Abeleda

Andrea Abeleda

Grants Manager

Andrea joined the Irvine Foundation as Grants Manager in January 2023.

She has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sectors. Prior to Irvine, Andrea served as a Donor Relations Manager at the California Community Foundation helping individuals, families and corporations align their values and passions to their philanthropic goals. She has also served on the grants management and arts grantmaking teams at CCF where she oversaw the Fellowship for Visual Artists program, a competitive fellowship that awards unrestricted funds to Los Angeles based visual artists annually. Prior to CCF, Andrea served as a Contract Operations Manager for First 5 LA, managing the agency’s contracting and procurement processes.

Andrea earned her bachelor’s degree in Art History and Sociology from the University of California, Irvine. She is passionate about racial and social justice and the arts.