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Miguel M. Salinas


Miguel is a Program Officer for the Local Grantmaking Program at the David & Lucile Packard Foundation. He oversees grantmaking in Monterey County and leads the Nonprofit Breakthrough Fund, the Program’s organizational capacity building grantmaking, which spans multiple counties. Prior to the Packard Foundation, Miguel was senior manager of Global Giving at Adobe and program director for the Adobe Foundation. Before Adobe, he was communications director for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and has managed a grants portfolio and strategic communications for local and global philanthropy programs at Intel Corporation. Miguel began his career as a journalist, covering crime, government, and education for various publications in Texas and California. He has an extensive record of community service and is a current director of the School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose. Miguel received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin where he also minored in English. He also has a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Stanford University.

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