As director of the programs and partnership team, Farah Anwar oversees grants management across the organization and is responsible for thought leadership for grant and program operations. She works to instill a culture of best in practice grantmaking strategies, manages a variety of complex fund sources, oversight over the annual grants budget, and provides programmatic content to showcase NPF’s impact to diverse stakeholders.
Anwar joined NPF in 2014 and previously was a program associate for South Asia at The Global Fund for Children supporting over 60 grantees in 7 countries. The Global Fund for Children partners with local community-based organizations globally to empower children and youth reach their full potential and build a future where all children and youth are safe, strong, and valued.
She also serves on the board of Teach for Bangladesh, an organization striving to ensure all children receive an excellent education that empowers them to realize their full potential. In her spare time Anwar enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, and cooking. Anwar earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations with a minor in geography and development from Mount Holyoke College.