Trinh Kabbabe

Director of Budgets, Grants, and Contracts

Trinh KabbabeTrinh Kabbabe is the director of budgets, grants, and contracts on the Core Operations team and has been with the Carnegie Foundation since 2009.  During her time at the Foundation, she has served in a variety of capacities, providing programmatic, executive, and operations support. In her current role, she oversees the organization-wide operating budget, develops budget and grant proposals for external funding opportunities, and administers vendor contracts to all service providers.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in human development from the University of California at Davis. Prior to Carnegie, Trinh was a Governor’s Teaching Fellow, while earning a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, also from UC Davis. In her first career, she was an elementary public school teacher in underperforming schools. More recently, she has earned a certificate in financial planning and has served as treasurer and secretary on the board of directors for the Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley.

In her free time, Trinh enjoys ballroom and social dancing, learning, being outdoors, and vanlifing with her dog.