Rejane Brito

Rejane Brito

Rejane joined our staff in March 2015, and has served as Temporary Program Manager and Manager of our Disaster Relief Fund and other special projects before transitioning to her current role.   As Director of Programs and Philanthropic Engagement, she works with Julia to maintain knowledge of and relationships with Napa Valley’s charitable organizations and programs. She also helps local donors learn more about the nonprofit sector and matches their charitable goals with needs in the community.

Rejane also manages the grant review, decision and reporting processes for many of our discretionary Funds, including some of our Community Impact grantmaking in the areas of: Invest in Youth; Fight Poverty; and Champion Community, as well as endowed and designated Legacy Funds.  In her role as Director of Programs and Philanthropic Engagement, Rejane staffs the Stewardship Committee, an Advisory Committee to the Board that ensures that donor intent is executed with fidelity, primarily for Funds established through the estate plan of a donor who is no longer living.

Before joining Napa Valley Community Foundation, Rejane was the Executive Director for Puertas Abiertas Community Resource Center. Previously, she conducted grant monitoring and performance evaluation of nonprofit projects in Latin America and Asia.

Originally from Brazil and a naturalized U.S. citizen, she holds a bachelor’s degree from PUC-Minas in Brazil and a master’s in International Affairs/Economic and Political Development from Columbia University. Rejane speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.


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