Catherine Leon

Grants Manager
catherine (at) sierranevadajourneys (dot) org

Catherine is a native Nevadan (one of the few left) who began her non-profit career nearly a decade ago at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Since then, she has put her UNR Bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish Literature to good use serving as an administrative assistant, program manager, grants manager and development director for a variety of local non-profit agencies. Most recently, she worked at Black Rock Solar as their education program manager where she grew their program from serving 200 students per year to more than 2,000.

Catherine and her husband have two children who are excited to participate in SNJ’s summer programs. Catherine also enjoys fine dining at the Laughing Planet, long walks on Kings Beach, and drinking lots of wine (“mommy juice”) after meeting stressful grant deadlines.


  • Treasurer for the Sierra Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Leadership in Evaluative Thinking Institute – Trainee

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