Sarah Dell'Orto



Sarah Dell'Orto

Senior Project Director


Sarah Dell'Orto is a seasoned development professional specializing in foundation and government giving. She has experience working with organizations both large and small, and brings a deep understanding of the funding community and a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities within the sector. Prior to joining Advance NYC she spent four years as the Grants Manager at Signature Theatre, where she managed a portfolio of 40 institutional funders totaling nearly $1 million. She has also worked as an institutional giving consultant for Naked Angels, One Year Lease, and The Uprising. She previously served as the Deputy Director of Domestic Programs at Battery Dance Company. Sarah holds a BA in English from New York University and an MPhil in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. In her spare time, Sarah tends to her ever-growing collection of plants, dabbles in mediocre embroidery, and makes a killer Cynar Negroni.


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Phone: (212) 924-4488 Ext. 3355

Areas of Expertise

  • Government Funding and Contracts

  • Grant Writing

  • Institutional Funding

Areas of Interest

  • Dance

  • Historic Preservation

  • Labor & Civil Rights Organizing

  • Parks & Recreation

  • Theater

Recent Projects and Clients

  • The Friends of Governors Island

  • Lynn Nottage’s This Is Reading Project

  • Soho Repertory Theatre