Director of Grantmaking & Partnerships, MADRE
Natalia Caruso leads Grantmaking and Partnership strategies at MADRE to resource partnership work with grassroots organizations in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Asia. Natalia brings 18 years of experience working collaboratively with women-led organizations to advance women's rights and movement-building efforts that center local solutions and the voices of grassroots women. Her work has contributed to advancing women's and girls' reproductive rights, climate justice, peacebuilding, and Indigenous rights. Most recently, under her leadership, Natalia developed intergenerational leadership work and launched the VIVA Girls Initiative to resource, build networks, and center adolescent girls' organizing. Her previous experience includes leading advocacy work with FIMI — the International Indigenous Women's Forum — and conducting participatory budget initiatives research at the UN Human Development Report Office. Originally from Argentina, Natalia holds a Master's Degree in Sociology from The Graduate Center with research and field experience in Indigenous women's rights, women's rights, and the right to development.