Tania Durán

Program Officer

Tania Durán has more than ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector working with grassroots organizations in North Carolina as well as 20 years in community organizing, policy advocacy, capacity-building and leadership development work. Tania comes to the Foundation most recently as the North Carolina Program Manager with Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP). Her statewide work included community-building, funder engagement, grantmaking, technical assistance, and membership activities. She also coordinated the NC Funders’ Collaborative for Strong Latino Communities – a network of eleven diverse funders interested in building the capacity of Latinx communities. Prior to HIP, Tania worked as the Director of Youth Programs at El Pueblo, where she was responsible for planning and implementing strategies to develop youth leadership, engaging youth in effective community action, and building the capacity of board, staff and community leaders to engage in intergenerational work. Previously, Tania worked with NC WARN as an Outreach Organizer on Environmental, Energy and Climate Justice issues. She has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Centroamericana “Jose Simeon Cañas” in San Salvador, El Salvador and a Masters of International Development from the International Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Hague, Netherlands. Tania moved to North Carolina in 2004.

Tania can help provide more information about:

  • ZSR's State Level Systemic Change Strategy.
  • ZSR's Social and Economic Justice priority area.
  • ZSR's Racial Equity work.